Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A semievergreen climbing plant with pale blue or white flowers, related to the potato and native to South and Central America.
- ‘We must do something about the potato vine tangled in the pachysandra.’
- ‘A trellis covered with a white-flowered potato vine creates a picturesque focal point that draws attention away from the neighbor's house.’
- ‘In the midst of all this I did manage to take up some plants that did not survive life on the patio in the direct sun and replaced them with the ever-hardy sweet potato vines.’
- ‘Elsewhere, another five-year-old plant weaves through a white-flowered potato vine to cover a stucco arch.’
- ‘Romantic touches include a pair of wall fountains with recirculating pumps, a candle-filled chandelier, and a dense canopy of potato vines.’
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.