Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ornamental Asian shrub or small tree with pink, white, or purplish crinkled petals.
- ‘I trimmed the ends and seed pods from our crape myrtle, which is as tall as the power lines.’
- ‘The plant in your photo is growing and flowering profusely beneath a crape myrtle.’
- ‘There is a black fungus on my crape myrtle and jasmine. Could you give me any advice?’
- ‘We planted verbena around our crape myrtle, and it has gone wild, spilling over the edges of the concrete border.’
- ‘They're planted under the shade of a mature crepe myrtle.’
- ‘Tall palmettos and a multi-trunked crape myrtle make a leafy canopy overhead, helping to hide the patio from neighbors.’
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.