Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small orchid with inconspicuous green flowers, growing chiefly on chalky grassland in north temperate regions.
- ‘Also in early summer you need to look for black vanilla, mirror and frog orchids and Bertoloni's bee.’
- ‘Five species of orchid have been recorded at Winks Meadow - common spotted, green-winged, bee, pyramidal and frog orchid at its only remaining site in Suffolk.’
- ‘There is nowhere quite like Tiree - to stroll over the machair, covered with clover, wild thyme, harebells and frog orchids, is to slough off every vestige of urban stress.’
- ‘There are millions upon millions of ruby bloody cranesbills, exquisite emerald frog orchids, and for sapphires you have spring gentians, their blue so rich and solid, you can imagine they are brooches pinned to the turf.’
- ‘If you look carefully, you will see bee orchids and the diminutive frog orchid flourish on the quarry floor.’
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.