Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical SE Asian plant of the mint family with brightly coloured variegated leaves, popular as a houseplant.
- ‘I've had great success with basil, begonias, coleus, impatients, tomatoes, and tomatillos.’
- ‘Late-spring-to-frost annuals include the numerous sun coleuses, cleomes, periwinkles and zinnias.’
- ‘In summer months, bright annuals such as impatiens, begonia, and coleus make attractive companion plants.’
- ‘Purple leaves occur in many plants, from coleus to shrubs (smokebush or certain barberries) to trees (red maple or purple beech).’
- ‘Thanks to her green thumb and her love for plants and flowers, I learned that a single clay pot filled with trailing English ivy or striking variegated coleus placed on a sunny windowsill could brighten the bleakest of winter days.’
Modern Latin, from Greek koleos ‘sheath’ (because of the way the stamens are joined together, resembling a sheath).
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.