Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pink-flowered European campion of damp grassland, with divided petals that give it a tattered appearance.
- ‘Clark got his own genus too - Clarkia pulchella, the ragged robin, collected on June 1, 1806, by Lewis.’
- ‘The site already has a good stock of colourful wild flower species such as ragged robin, great burnet and meadowsweet.’
- ‘With the onset of summer there's the cow parsley, poppies, honeysuckle, wild roses, speedwell, ragged robin and foxgloves.’
- ‘We'll be walking through meadows which contained many wild flowers including meadow sweet, ragged robin and some sort of orchid.’
- ‘Alongside miles of rivers and streams its dense growth is overshadowing native wild flowers such as ragged robin, purple loosestrife, marsh woundwart and meadow cranesbill.’
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.