Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An evergreen tree having horizontal branches with upswept shoots bearing small scalelike leaves. Native to Norfolk Island, it is widely grown as a houseplant.
- ‘For the past three Christmases I have purchased a small Norfolk pine for decoration.’
- ‘We had two big old trees in our backyard, an oak tree and a beautiful old Norfolk pine, and I used to spend a lot of my time up those trees, looking at stars.’
- ‘If you don't have space to plant your tree in the garden after the holidays, consider the subtropical Norfolk Island pine, which can be grown as a houseplant.’
- ‘I'm on Norfolk Island looking at an enormous Norfolk Island pine, which is taller than most huge buildings you see, going up and up and up to the sky, in fact the girth at the bottom is several metres.’
- ‘We love Norfolk pines and notice they are fairly plentiful in the area.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.