Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A succulent creeping plant with bright flowers, related to Hottentot fig.
- ‘Introduced Pigface (Carpobrotus edulis) is a threat to native vegetation.’
- ‘Several close relations occur in Australia, where they are generally known as ‘pigfaces ' (nothing to do with pigs or faces, it seems, but possibly a corruption of the Afrikaans name big-vys). Aborigines harvested the fruits of these.’
- ‘In more stable parts of the dune the native Australian Pigface, Carpobrotus glaucescens is able to take hold.’
Early 19th century: named with reference to the large pink flowers.
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.