Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A campion or similar plant of the pink family, with a sticky stem.
- ‘A large number of wild flowers have been planted, including sticky catchfly, dropwort and meadow crane's bill and the trees include prunis, oak, rowan and lime.’
- ‘A member of the carnation family, Spalding's catchfly is a long-lived perennial herb with small greenish-white flowers.’
- ‘On November 17, the Service proposed to list Spalding's catchfly as a threatened species.’
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.