Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A herbaceous plant with spikes of small fragrant greenish flowers.
- ‘At Vithion in its wonderful setting by the sea near the end of the peninsula, there were mignonettes, scarlet tulips and geraniums.’
- ‘The lightweight polypropylene mesh stretches between stakes, over your flowers that need support - like snapdragons, lisianthus, campanula, mignonette and many more.’
- ‘Try poppies, cornflowers, stocks, love-in-a-mist, cosmos, mignonette, larkspur, honesty, ox-eye daisies, marigolds, phlox, sunflowers, zinnias - whatever takes your fancy.’
- ‘I used to put a little vase of mignonette beside his photograph.’
Early 18th century: from French mignonnette, diminutive of mignon small and sweet.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.