Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the lily family with star-shaped flowers which typically have green stripes on the outer surface, found in temperate regions of the Old World.
- ‘My father used to grow them in his gardens, along with oleander and star of Bethlehem.’
- ‘Bach Rescue Remedy combines star of Bethlehem, rock rose, impatiens, cherry plum and clematis flower essences.’
- ‘Nodding Star of Bethlehem (O. nutans) is equally lovely when used for naturalizing.’
- ‘Helen goes looking for the elusive Yellow Star of Bethlehem and the strange Toothwort.’
- ‘The same is true for the common Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum).’
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.