Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australasian plant of the pea family, which bears drooping clusters of large scarlet flowers.Also called glory pea
- ‘Clianthus formosus, the desert pea from Australia, is a spectacular shrub when in flower.’
- ‘Your clianthus is infested with Carnation Tortrix caterpillars.’
- ‘When A stands for abutilon, B for bougainvillea and C for clianthus, we must be in a conservatory where the temperature never falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.’
Modern Latin, apparently from Greek kleos, klei- glory + anthos flower.
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.