Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An evergreen Mexican shrub with sweet-scented white flowers, widely grown as an ornamental.
- ‘I have a shrub in my garden that I think is choisya.’
- ‘Finding the plants was a problem in a country where the flower palette is either annuals (too high-maintenance) or choisyas, hydrangeas and perhaps the odd gaura, according to Henrietta.’
- ‘We have two choisyas - one light green the other dark green - which we chose for the north-facing fence.’
Named after Jacques D. Choisy (1799–1859), Swiss botanist.
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.