Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Central and South American trailing or climbing plant of a genus that includes the nasturtium and the canary creeper.
- ‘The annual Nasturtium tropaeolum majus growing in rich soil will swamp a border if you are not careful, but when controlled it has an incredible freshness.’
- ‘We have columbines red, blue, and yellow, as we have tropaeolums, leschenaultias, and primulas.’
- ‘White flowering Clematis armandii, red tropaeolum, wisteria and roses are being trained to grow over the pergola.’
- ‘Flame nasturtium (tropaeolum speciosum) with scarlet flowers followed by bright blue berries, is perfect for a sunny wall.’
Modern Latin, from Latin tropaeum ‘trophy’, because of the resemblance of the flower and leaf to a helmet and shield.
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.