Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A delicately scented Eurasian wild rose with pink or white flowers, which commonly grows in hedgerows.
- ‘Saddest of all, her famous rose garden is falling into ruin: dog roses run wild, the lawns, thick with clover, are uncut, and docks and ragwort spread between the paving stones.’
- ‘The trustees said that they would also consider planting bushes such as blackthorn, buckthorn, hazel, dog rose and crab apple bushes in selected zones around the trees as well.’
- ‘Hedges of thorn and dog rose give way to hedges of neat privet, a suburban section where I felt a right Charlie booted and rucksacked.’
- ‘As if flushed by the cold, the flowers are singed pink, resembling the dog roses of its common name.’
- ‘In the course of our short walk, Barry reckons he's counted no fewer than 16 species of the ‘prettier’ wildflowers, including cranesbill, herb robert, various clovers, ribwort plantain, figwort and dog rose.’
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.