Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An East African plant with abundant red, pink, or white flowers. It is widely grown as a houseplant, and its many hybrids are grown as bedding plants.
- ‘My busy Lizzies are grown from seed rather than bought in off the shelf but, unfortunately, they never reach the seeding stage.’
- ‘Petunias and busy Lizzies are ideal choices, and busy Lizzies enjoy a modicum of shade.’
- ‘Impatiens, better known as busy Lizzies, have become one of the most popular container plants.’
- ‘The busy Lizzies I'm really pleased with but they don't complement the begonias, which are bursting out on all sides.’
- ‘In spite of impatiens' odd common names - like busy Lizzie, touch-me-not, and snapweed - their meteoric rise to fame isn't surprising.’
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.