Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An evergreen creeping shrubby plant of the box family.
- ‘Serious ground covers like Vinca, pachysandra or ivy are too aggressive to make good companions.’
- ‘We must do something about the potato vine tangled in the pachysandra.’
- ‘If you did have shade in the garden, you certainly did not extol it, you just quietly covered the area with ivy or pachysandra.’
- ‘At the base of a tree, for example, you might have better luck with wood chips or shade-loving ornamental plants like ivy, periwinkle, or pachysandra.’
Formed irregularly from Greek pakhus thick + anēr, andr- male (with reference to the thick stamens).
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.