Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American plant with showy white, pink, or purple flowers, cultivated as a border plant in gardens.
- ‘The poppies and clarkias began to straighten up, and the smaller shrubs saw the sunlight again.’
- ‘Many old favourites are here, including poppies, daisies and clarkias and hollyhocks.’
- ‘Continuing on, you begin to see some clarkias, a few mariposa lilies and some lupine.’
- ‘Cool-season annuals such as clarkia, Iceland poppy, lobelia, pansy, and stock can't stand intense summer heat.’
- ‘Alas, clarkias, native to the Pacific Coast, failed to thrive in the hot summers typical of the rest of the country.’
Modern Latin, named after William Clark (see Clark, William), who discovered it.
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.