Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small widely distributed plant of the pink family, with pink or white flowers.
- ‘Corn spurrey is eaten avidly by many animals, particularly sheep, and has been included in seed mixtures.’
- ‘Corn spurry is most common in coastal areas of the province, but occurs in all agricultural regions in BC.’
- ‘Some of these have been introduced to this site but they are all grown from local Ryedale seed, and the pimpernel and corn spurrey at least appeared by themselves.’
- ‘But perhaps more alarming is how so many once widespread plants, such as butterfly orchids and corn spurrey, have suffered in the modern landscape.’
- ‘Once pastures and turf are well established, the spurrey usually cannot establish from seed due to competition.’
Late 16th century: from Dutch spurrie; probably related to medieval Latin spergula.
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.