Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low-growing plant of the borage family that typically has blue flowers and is a popular ornamental.
- ‘Cluster them with snapdragons, primroses, forget-me-nots and alyssum in mixed beds or in containers.’
- ‘In between the ferns we have planted snowdrops and Omphalodes cappadocica, a relative of the forget-me-not which produces azure blue flowers in early spring each year.’
- ‘Another favorite scheme combines salmon ranunculus with blue Chinese forget-me-not.’
- ‘You can sow the following directly in the ground: baby blue eyes, forget-me-nots, sweet alyssum, sweet peas, and spring wildflowers.’
- ‘There were flowers she recognized, like daisies, dandelions and forget-me-nots.’
Mid 16th century: translating the Old French name ne m'oubliez mye; said to have the virtue of ensuring that the wearer of the flower would never be forgotten by a lover.
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.