Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A herbaceous plant of north temperate regions, which bears a solitary white flower.
- ‘Grass of Parnassus is a late summer gem in the Yorkshire Dales.’
- ‘Grass of Parnassus is not rare but it is uncommon enough to be a pleasant surprise when found.’
- ‘It's rather mysterious how grass of Parnassus got its name, as the leaves look nothing like grass.’
- ‘A single stem leaf, located near the midpoint of the flowering stem, makes grass of Parnassus easy to identify.’
- ‘Both Old Fen and Middle Fen are dominated by a mix of saw sedge and black bog rush, with shows of grass of Parnassus in the calcium-rich spring flushes.’
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.