Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An orchid of the northern hemisphere whose purple or yellowish-green flowers have a fringed lip.
- ‘"Small Whorled-Big Mission" shows Marines training in woods populated with the small whorled pogonia.’
- ‘Small whorled pogonia is currently designated as Threatened in its entire range.’
- ‘In the proposed Burke Branch Wilderness, for instance, visitors can discover six-foot-tall cinnamon ferns, the rare whorled pogonia, and the last known mesic barren in North America.’
Modern Latin, from Greek pōgōn beard + -ia.
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.