Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of a genus which includes dog's-tooth violet.
- ‘To add to your tulips and erythroniums, you may consider Fritillaria meliagris, which is a pink-and-white British native.’
- ‘‘Pagoda’ is one of the most commonly available erythroniums.’
- ‘There, erythroniums are naturalised in grass and look wonderful when they flower in late February and March.’
- ‘Although light shade is usually recommended for erythroniums, the nurseryman had found ‘Pagoda’ to do well in brighter conditions and he advised an open, sunny spot.’
- ‘Under the trees are clumps of hellebores, erythroniums, and trilliums.’
Modern Latin, from Greek (saturion) eruthronion ‘red-flowered (orchid)’.
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.