Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ornamental shrub grown for its clusters of small pinkish-red flowers.
- ‘The flowering currant, common in many city gardens, was considered so important a find in 1826 as to be worth the entire cost of a north American expedition.’
- ‘The flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, makes a brave showing in spring.’
- ‘The flowering currants are perhaps the best known shrubs of the Ribes family but there are other equally garden-worthy members, including Ribes odoratum, or Buffalo currant, from central North America.’
- ‘In Washington, they feed heavily on red flowering currant, salmonberry, honeysuckle, and on sugar-water at hummingbird feeders.’
- ‘The plant in question is Ribies Sanguineum Alba, the white flowered version of the popular pink flowering currant.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.