Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the iris family with bright orange-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers.
- ‘Drive around the country at this time of year, particularly in the south, and you're sure to spot the old-fashioned montbretia waving in swaths on banks and woven through hedgerows.’
- ‘All over the island there are great clumps of the brilliant orange montbretia.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin, named after A. F. E. Coquebert de Montbret (1780–1801), French botanist.
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.