Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the genus "Ipomoea" in the convolvulus family, especially (in gardening) a morning glory.
- ‘If you want to cover your fence fast, the best choice would probably have to be morning glories (Ipomoea).’
- ‘Morning glories are a major weed problem in New Mexico, Arizona, and in the San Joaquin Valley of California, where several species of Ipomoea are found.’
Modern Latin, from Greek ips ‘worm’ + homoios ‘like’.
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.