Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bushy shrub of north temperate regions, which is cultivated for its strongly scented white flowers, the perfume of which resembles orange blossom.
- ‘It's finally gone and I notice the mock orange bushes looking a little worse for wear.’
- ‘The family includes ornamental shrubs such as mock orange, and all citrus fruit trees.’
- ‘And my mock orange bloomed very little this spring.’
- ‘Gardeners could lay the same charge against most mock oranges.’
- ‘I find mock orange irresistible - its sweet aroma wafts freely through the garden on every spring breeze.’
- ‘Add jewel mint of Corsica or creeping thyme between a path's stepping stones, and, if you have room, put a lemon or orange tree or a mock orange beside the path.’
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.