Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the buttercup family which has scarlet flowers with dark centres, native to southern Europe and SW Asia.
- ‘Pheasant's eyes grow either in mountain forests of broad-leaf trees or alone near mountain streams. They produce purple flowers, and their roots have a strong poison, which have been used to make poison arrows.’
- ‘There are also bushes and small trees and tough flowers like pheasant's eye and viper's grass.’
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.