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’.
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.