Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European plant related to the cranesbill, with small pink flowers and fruits that have long twisted beaks.
- ‘Take a closer look and see the storksbills and sea campions also in flower amongst the pinks.’
- ‘Plants in the Pelargoium genus may be known as storksbills in some regions.’
- ‘In hedgerows and in field verges are forget-me-nots, storksbills and clovers.’
- ‘The cranesbills and storksbills have pink, red, mauve or blue five-petalled flowers.’
- ‘It is common in gardens usually near coastal areas and feeds on plants in the Geranium family such as cranesbills and storksbills.’
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.