Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A South African plant of the iris family, with slender sword-shaped leaves and showy multicoloured flowers.
- ‘She's planted lots of sparaxis and has a dazzling spring display, year after year.’
- ‘The flowers of sparaxis are star-shaped, the leaves are sword-shaped and light green. Plant for beds, borders, perennial gardens and containers.’
Modern Latin, from Greek, literally laceration, from sparassein to tear.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.