Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for sea lavender
- ‘English statice carries 1- to 2-inch clusters of calyxes, each about 1/2 inch across.’
- ‘English statice calyxes are yellow, white, purple, lavender or pink with tiny white or yellow flowers inside.’
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin statice (former genus name), based on Greek, feminine of statikos ‘causing to stand still’ (with reference to medicinal use of the plant to staunch blood).
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.