Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A climbing rose with fragrant white flowers, native to China and naturalized in the southern US.
- ‘How does a plant from China obtain a name like Cherokee rose and become the state flower of Georgia?’
- ‘Known as the Cherokee Trace, the trail is marked by Cherokee roses growing near springs and camping grounds.’
- ‘In 1916, with the support of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the Cherokee rose was named the state floral emblem.’
- ‘Having long ago naturalized in the area, the Cherokee rose was selected as the state flower of Georgia.’
- ‘The Cherokee roses, white and pink, were brought to Oklahoma by the Cherokee when they made the Trail of Tears in 1832.’
- ‘Named after the Cherokee roses that framed the property in the late 1800s, it is steeped in history.’
- ‘I need to google Cherokee roses, I am not familiar with them.’
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.