Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yellow-flowered plant of a genus that includes the St. John's worts and rose of Sharon.
- ‘Twenty five years on, the crevices between rocks are filled with cushions of saxifrages, tiny yellow Potentilla cuneata, ferns and hypericums.’
- ‘And most grocery-store floral departments stock seasonal fillers-pine, hypericum berries, and variegated holly - starting in early December.’
- ‘Delicate rosebuds bundled with sprigs of rosemary and hypericum berries update the Old World charm of a classic goose-feather tree.’
- ‘Attach clusters of hypericum sprigs to a wire wreath form by overlapping them and wrapping them with waxed florist's twine.’
- ‘Pale orange roses share a julep cup with dusty miller, green hypericum berries, and yellow leucadendron knob flowers.’
Latin, from Greek hupereikon, from huper over, above + ereikē heath.
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.