Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aconite with blue or purple flowers.
- ‘He planted an unusual orange-flowered nasturtium relative, Tropaeolum tuberosum, on this tepee and surrounded it with monkshood, a purple perennial.’
- ‘The refuge was established to protect the northern monkshood, a relative of the buttercup that the federal government classifies as a threatened species.’
- ‘Azalea, violets and towering monkshood blended with the coastal wildflowers.’
- ‘The mound, from base to crown, was cloaked in flowers; in monkshood, columbine, goldenrod, blazingstar and others.’
- ‘If I am diligent I can get an extra few weeks out of the delphiniums, foxgloves and monkshood by removing the spent blooms.’
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.