Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1North American A rhododendron.
2British The pink-flowered willow herb "Epilobium angustifolium", a common fireweed.
- ‘After a mile the canopy broke, the sun came in, rosebay willow herb was out in pink and a Painted Lady showed up.’
- ‘In the days of steam, railways sparks set fire to the embankments and rosebay provided colour which passengers enjoyed.’
- ‘London's emblem was aptly the rosebay willow herb - the flower of bomb sites - and Kent's long beer-making heritage was acknowledged by the choice of the hop.’
- ‘I was out with this dangerous looking implement this afternoon, cutting down nettles, rosebay and docks nearly as tall as I am.’
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.