Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wiry rush- or reed-like plant of southern Africa, used for thatching and brooms.
- ‘Restios are dioecious -- meaning male and female flowers are borne on different plants, and sometimes these plants can be quite different in form.’
- ‘Restio quadratus is a fast growing restio reaching approx 2m in height, forming a striking clump of architectural foliage when mature.’
Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin restis ‘a rope’.
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.