Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small shrubby plant of the daisy family, which has narrow silver-gray leaves and small yellow flowers and emits a strong smell of curry.
- ‘Not all herbs smell good - catmint, curry plant, pyrethrum, rue, santolina and tansy are all pretty pongy, ranging from slightly musty to downright disgusting.’
- ‘The most commonly grown curry plant is the Helichrysum angustifolium, whose silvery-grey foliage provides the perfect foil for cottage garden plants.’
- ‘It is with the life - cycle of the mango and curry plants I learn to better appreciate the rhythms of Life and Death.’
- ‘For the container shown at right, Cushman chose a snowy, all-white scheme: flowering kale, pansies, violas, variegated ivy, and the light green foliage of curry plant (Holichrysum italicum.)’
- ‘I have a special liking for Helichrysum splendidum, also known as the curry plant.’
- ‘Turn right, then left, and you come upon the herb garden, where everything from curry plant to St John's Wort to witch hazel grows on graves enclosed by a hedge.’
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.