Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A South American plant with long, drooping tassels of crimson flowers. Cultivated today as an ornamental, it was formerly an important cereal-type crop in the Andes.
- ‘Vernacular names such as love-lies-bleeding and florimer (flor-amor) reflect this misunderstanding.’
- ‘Here a bouquet of dahlias, astilbe, and love-lies-bleeding is tucked into a wire basket embellished with supermarket rhubarb.’
- ‘Love-lies-bleeding, prized for its rope-like, blood-red blossoms, has traditionally been used to stanch bleeding and treat internal hemorrhage.’
- ‘The dark red Amaranthus caudatus is commonly called 'love-lies-bleeding'.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.