Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for pyracantha
- ‘The haws are gone from the hawthorn and the berries on the shrubs such as the firethorn are bare and nothing remains save the very sour or poisonous varieties which the birds seem to be able to identify.’
- ‘What better than firethorn to light up our view?’
- ‘Plants with unique visual characteristics such as red leaf toyon, and red berry-producing firethorn are very hardy.’
- ‘Other shrubs with showy berries include viburnum species, firethorn, Aucuba japonica, barberry, cotoneaster, chokeberry and Skimmia japonica.’
- ‘Wild roses and firethorns grow there and their beauty is without equal.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.