Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of a genus that includes the potato and woody nightshade.
- ‘In the morelloid clade, the concentrations of these compounds decrease dramatically as fruit matures, while in many members of the spiny solanums, concentrations remain high at fruit ripeness.’
- ‘The solanum is one of two that I got in tubs when we were trying to sell the house last year.’
- ‘‘While it is perfectly possible to keep both alive, without going to considerable trouble come next Christmas the poinsettia won't have red leaves and the solanum will have highly poisonous berries’ she says.’
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.