Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall Eurasian bellflower that is reputed to cure sore throats.
- ‘Other names for this plant include fairy bells, rabbit flower, throatwort and witches’ thimbles.’
- ‘Trachelium or throatwort is an excellent annual with long lasting flowers.’
- ‘Culpeper calls the herb throatwort because of its use in treating this disease.’
- ‘Trachelium caeruleum or blue throatwort is a member of the Campanula family and native to the West and Central Mediterranean region.’
- ‘Look for unique flowers from the Mediterranean climate regions of the world, such as African daisies, Australian kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus ‘Pink Joey’) and Mediterranean throatwort.’
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.