Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An annual Mediterranean plant of the buttercup family, which bears spikes of spurred flowers. It is closely related to the delphiniums, with which it has been bred to produce a number of cultivated hybrids.
- ‘She uses all colors, but especially likes the bold blues of delphiniums and larkspur and the soft blue of Russian sage.’
- ‘Will the poppy seeds come up planted where the larkspur grows?’
- ‘That's what I thought, too, before I tried larkspur, an old-fashioned flower that seems devoted to making my gardening life easier.’
- ‘Planting early flowers will bring bees to your garden to pollinate the first vegetables - try direct seeding poppies, nigella, larkspur, cosmos and gypsophila.’
- ‘Most of our celosia fell victim to damping off, and the larkspur and other flowers were late.’
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.