Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A herbaceous plant with hairy stems, pink or purple flowers, and disk-shaped fruit. Several kinds are grown as ornamentals, and some are edible.
- ‘The dried or fresh flowers and leaves of high mallow and dwarf mallow are used as food and medicine.’
- ‘The look is deliberately natural, with an emphasis on indigenous plants such as swamp mallow and drought-tolerant ornamental grasses.’
- ‘Other locals include yarrow, pussytoes, mallow, cudweed, meadowsweet, and chickweed.’
- ‘My parents are buried in a garden I made in Water Mill, the graves two unmarked stones, surrounded by Montauk daisies and pink mallow.’
- ‘Rose mallow can be distinguished from marsh mallow mainly by the leaves and the size of the flowers.’
Old English meal(u)we, from Latin malva; related to Greek malakhē; compare with mauve.
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.