Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lily that bears large yellow, red, or orange flowers, each flower lasting only one day.
- ‘I pushed open the little gate and walked into the dooryard with the neatly mown grass bordered by lilacs and peonies and day lilies…’
- ‘The lawn bordering it was nothing to ogle at, but was certainly well kept, as were the day lilies that bordered the wide path.’
- ‘He is also noted as a gardener who has grown, among other things, 100 varieties of day lilies.’
- ‘The day lilies in the ditch north of Five Corners are orange summer sentinels, fully at attention.’
- ‘But he always came at dusk, when the day lilies are going in, and the mothers call their children back home.’
- ‘Farther north along Highway E, day lilies are in bloom.’
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.