Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Central American palm which is grown as a popular pot plant.
- ‘As a rule of thumb, it's hard to go wrong with classics like the parlour palm, dracaenas, rubber plants, aspidistra (I've always fancied a variegated one), cacti, succulents and the umbrella plant.’
- ‘Two women behind the parlour palm leaned together conspiratorially over a small table.’
- ‘I am as calm as the faux parlor palm plant in the corner.’
- ‘Housemate 7: This is just some sort of boring old parlour palm that never really does anything.’
- ‘The parlour palm, Chamaedorea elegans, and the spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ are worthwhile.’
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.