Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ornamental European spurge which has become naturalized in North America. It has poisonous seeds, but the buds can be used as a substitute for capers.
- ‘As the whole plant is not shown, I cannot be sure, but it looks like caper spurge, Euphorbia lathyrus - a biennial about 3-4 ft tall.’
- ‘E. lathyrus (caper spurge) is a glabrous, somewhat fleshy, grey-green perennial or biennial herb to 70 cm.’
- ‘OK, so we have a terrible problem with moles - we never did get any caper spurge.’
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.