Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A South African plant with tall erect spikes of tubular flowers, the upper ones of which are typically red and the lower ones yellow.
- ‘The arrangement of pendulous petal groups has a similar appearance to that of the red-hot poker or some aloe flowers.’
- ‘Native plants are preferable, but many hummer enthusiasts swear by exotics such as single varieties of fuchsia, as well as lantana and red-hot poker.’
- ‘Gardens are pub-bright with lots of geraniums and red-hot pokers and little spiky palm trees.’
- ‘Hot colours, such as red-hot pokers and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, look great.’
- ‘It's also an easy plant and not quite what you expect from a red-hot poker, as its colouring is gentle and receding rather than dominant.’
red-hot poker/red hät ˈpōkər/
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.