Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European plant of the parsley family with yellowish-green flowers, formerly a widespread weed of cornfields.
- ‘The conspicuous herbaceous cover of the spruce forests includes the ornamentals monkshood (Aconitum leucostomum), colombine (Aquilegia karelinii), thorow-wax (Bupleurum longifolium) and dragonhead (Dracocephalum integrifolium).’
- ‘Species lost to the UK in recent years include corncockle, thorow-wax and small bur-parsley.’
Mid 16th century: from thorough ‘through’+ wax (because the stem appears to grow through the leaves).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.