Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A West African plant of the agave family, having long slender leaves with yellow marginal stripes, often grown as a houseplant.
- ‘For instance they won't eat anything in the aloe family or leathery leafed plants such as mother-in-law's tongue.’
- ‘All over the Caribbean, it is known as ‘mother-in-law's tongue’.’
- ‘If the bathroom is cold for most of the day, choose sansevierias (mother-in-law's tongue) - which will also survive in a poorly lit bathroom - or Nepenthes alata, a carnivorous plant with unusual hanging red traps.’
mother-in-law's tongue/ˈməT͟Hər ən ˌlôz ˌtəNG/
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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.