Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the mallow family, native to tropical and warm regions.
- ‘Especially prized unusual plants such as crested sida, hairy wachendorfia, Norfolk-island lagunaea, prickly-leaved massonia, sweet-scented tritonia, and winged-podded sophora.’
- ‘Bill gates dose many goods in this world he will personal cure cancer and sida with his fondation.’
- ‘There is a big weed problem here, where there's thousands of acres, hectares of fields just supporting woody perennial weeds, sida and hyptis being among the worst of them.’
- ‘The king of the thermogenic hill has long been ephedrine, found in dietary supplements via herbs such as ma huang, ephedrine sinensis and sida cordifolia, among others.’
Modern Latin, from Greek sidē pomegranate tree, also water lily.
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.