Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lily that typically has long slender petals or elongated petal-like parts around the flower.
- ‘Also called the red spider lily or red hurricane lily, it's topped with a complex, bright-red flower with many very long stamens.’
- ‘Fox was, for instance, planting 60 additional palm trees on Maya Beach for the benefit of the cameras, and bulldozing sand to widen the strip, and temporarily uprooting native spider lilies and grasses.’
- ‘A favorite is Lycoris radiata, sometimes called fall spider lily, which produces crimson spidery umbels late August to October on 12-to 18-inch bloom stalks before the foliage appears.’
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.