Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European woodland plant of the lily family, which has a single unbranched stem bearing a green and purple flower above four leaves.
- ‘Now the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland's leading plant conservation centre, wants gardeners to plant colourful species such as the Scottish primrose, yellow rattle and herb Paris to save them for future generations.’
- ‘This is why it is possible to find typical woodland species such as honeysuckle, dog's mercury, herb Paris and angular Solomon's seal in upland areas which are otherwise surrounded by tracts of grassland and moorland.’
- ‘The ground flora is very rich with herb Paris, wild garlic, sweet woodruff, stone bramble and bird's nest orchid present.’
Translating medieval Latin herba paris, probably literally herb of a pair, referring to the resemblance of the four leaves to a true-love knot.
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.