Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An erect Eurasian plant of the daisy family, resembling a valerian, with clusters of pale purple flowers and hairy stems.
- ‘The third and most familiar of my American daisies is the Joe Pye weed, Eupatorium purpureum, an infinitely superior plant to our own native hemp agrimony, Euaptorium cannibum.’
- ‘A lovely wildflower, hemp agrimony is very attractive to bees and butterflies.’
- ‘Again only certain flower species are favoured for nectar, including clover, bramble, thistle and hemp agrimony.’
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.