Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white-flowered South African lily.
- ‘A group of chincherinchees makes an attractive display.’
- ‘One of the common names of this flower is chincherinchees.’
- ‘The giant chincherinchee is an attractive, easily cultivated garden plant and produces eye-catching, long-lasting flowers that are very suitable for as cut flowers.’
- ‘The South Africans know them as ‘tjenkenrientjee’ which is where the odd English name chincherinchee comes from.’
- ‘During the war it became an annual habit to travel to a hill just outside the village to pick chincherinchees or snowdrops as they were known.’
Early 20th century: imitative of the squeaky sound made by rubbing its stalks together.
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.