Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A purple-flowered Eurasian plant of the stonecrop family, a naturalized weed of North America.
- ‘In England and Wales, St John's wort was suspended over doorways along with green birch, long fennel, orpine and white lilies, to guard against intruding malevolent entities.’
- ‘The Crassulaceae, or orpine family, is a family of dicotyledons.’
- ‘Other customs included decking the house (especially over the front door) with birch, fennel, St. John's wort, orpine, and white lilies.’
Middle English: from Old French orpine, probably an alteration of orpiment, originally applied to a yellow-flowered sedum.
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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.