Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian plant of the mint family with medicinal and culinary uses. It is regarded as an invasive weed in some areas.
- ‘It is also known as perilla because its shape, derived from the wooden mould in which it is made, could be likened to a flattened pear as well as to a breast.’
- ‘Two examples of herbs in this category include Pinellia and perilla.’
- ‘A black and green garden collection of 96 plants costs £120 and includes dark dahlias, cosmos, perilla and scabiosa and green euphorbias, gladiolus and zinnia.’
- ‘Antibacterial grapefruit seed extract (known to control gingivitis) and perilla seed extract help inhibit the bacteria that can cause plaque and tooth decay.’
- ‘Few plants have made such a splash so quickly as Magilla perilla.’
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.