Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Chinese buddleia that is cultivated in the West for its large spikes of fragrant purplish-lilac or white flowers, which are highly attractive to butterflies.
- ‘One example is buddleia, or butterfly bush, a shrubby perennial that benefits from hard pruning.’
- ‘You may want to include the aptly-named butterfly bush.’
- ‘I like a lot of white, and I have a couple of small white oleanders and a white butterfly bush.’
- ‘Both butterflies and gardeners love the butterfly bush.’
- ‘The common butterfly bush is a summer treat.’
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.