Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yucca with long stiff sword-shaped leaves and tall, slender spikes of white flowers, found from the southern US to the Caribbean.
- ‘My picture of the Spanish bayonet flower, with its embedded yucca moths, was unsatisfactory.’
- ‘Do not plant Spanish bayonet near walkways, patios or in areas frequented by children and pets.’
- ‘The Spanish bayonet tends to topple over and re-root itself, where the Spanish Dagger is stationary.’
- ‘The Spanish bayonet and fountain grass are about 2 to 3 years old.’
- ‘Our camp was on the eastern slope of a ridge thickly overgrown with high grass and Spanish bayonets.’
- ‘The Spanish bayonet has leaves that are rigid with leaf margins that are sharply serrated.’
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.