Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fast-growing hybrid conifer that is narrowly conical with a dense growth of shoots bearing scalelike leaves, widely grown as a screening plant or for shelter.
- ‘Elsewhere in the yard, Leyland cypresses form a solid wall of feathery foliage.’
- ‘Flat-needled Leyland cypress contrasts nicely with smooth magnolia leaves on a mantel and adds soft filler in arrangements.’
- ‘In towns, the infamous Leyland cypress is often the barrier between homes.’
- ‘For privacy, Stacie planted a screen of Leyland cypress along the back lot line.’
1930s: named after Christopher J. Leyland (1849–1926), British horticulturist.
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.