Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Southeast Asian tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant lilac flowers.
- ‘I want to plant a royal paulownia or princess tree in my front yard in North Beach, MD. Where can I get one?’
- ‘Yeh said that the trees, also know as paulownia trees in English, used to be an important source of income for the Hakka.’
- ‘Popular three-bar sets were further packaged in an upscale paulownia wood box.’
- ‘This complex little sculpture shows a circular, so-called ‘moon gate’ in a roofed garden wall overhung with branches of paulownia and surrounded by ornamental pierced rocks.’
- ‘As part of a game, King Cheng gave Yu a paulownia leaf and declared him enfeoffed.’
Modern Latin, named after Anna Pavlovna (1795–1865), a Russian princess.
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.