Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The common yellow water lily, the flowers of which produce an alcoholic smell which is attractive to beetles.
- ‘Deep-water aquatics like the brandy-bottle and many types of water lily are easy to grow and there are lots to choose from.’
- ‘The English sometimes call the plant "brandy bottle" because the flowers smell like stale wine which attracts flies, the pollinators for the plant.’
- ‘Native water lilies (with yellow blooms) flower in the summer and produce 'brandy bottle' seeds in the winter.’
- ‘If lilies are a bit too big, or just not your thing, then the Water Fringe and the Brandy bottle are good alternatives, both with yellow flowers.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.