Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian poppy with grayish-green lobed leaves, large flowers, and a long curved seed capsule.
- ‘Its odd common name of horned poppy refers to its almost foot-long curved seed pods that arch as they ripen.’
- ‘My last stars of the fall garden are the horned poppies, Glaucium flavum and Glaucium grandiflorum.’
- ‘You may also find yellow horned poppies, crocuses and orchids, depending on the terrain.’
- ‘On shingle beaches one can sometimes still find yellow horned poppies, and in saltmarsh, common sea lavender and ditander.’
- ‘Dungeness is good for yellow horned poppies, and Vipers Bugloss, as well as Rosebay Willow Herb, and loads of stonecrops.’
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.