Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deciduous Eurasian shrub with flattened heads of fragrant creamy-white flowers, followed by clusters of translucent red berries.See also snowball tree
- ‘And cut into hedges of Crataegus pedicellata, Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’, white lilac, field hedges and guelder rose, are spaces specially cut in preparation for more artistic deliveries.’
- ‘Apparently, Chaucer was fond of eating the berries of the commonly known guelder rose but most find them bitter and smelly.’
- ‘Another excellent berried shrub is the guelder rose Viburnum opulus.’
- ‘However, in hedgerows, aliens like fuchsia, buddleia and snowberry are pushing out native species like spindle and guelder rose.’
Late 16th century: from Dutch geldersche roos rose of Gelderland (see Gelderland).
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.