Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In fact, one of its early English language common names was sword lily.’
- ‘The leaves of the Gladiolus are sword-shaped, hence the common name ‘sword lily’.’
- ‘They were at one time referred to, as ‘sword lilies ‘or ‘corm lilies ‘, as the plants are formed from round, flattened bulbs, called ‘corms‘.’
- ‘Suddenly the old Chinese woman whom I'd walked past on the sidewalk half an hour earlier moved across the window, a tall sprig of sword lily in one hand.’
- ‘In addition, gladioli have attractive sword-shaped leaves which, by the way, have led to their common name, ‘sword lilies.’’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.