Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fast-growing, shade-tolerant woody twining vine, native to Asia and introduced as an ornamental in the US. It has escaped cultivation and threatens native plants in some woodland habitats.
- ‘Five-leaf akebia, or chocolate vine, is native to southeast Asia.’
- ‘The chocolate vine climbs thin wires stretched between eye hooks screwed into the fence - a simple way to create an unobtrusive trellis.’
- ‘Native oak species are dominant in the forests, along with some Japanese cherries, Korean azaleas, chocolate vines, and other wild plants.’
- ‘Bamboo was overtaking the eastern side of the property, chocolate vines were growing in the trees, and Honeysuckle was choking Eliza's ancient Crèpe Myrtle.’
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.