Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A South American plant of the nightshade family, with brightly patterned funnel-shaped flowers.
- ‘Salpiglossis sinuata... must be one of the most beautiful flowers you can grow in your garden. It blooms vigorously over a long period in wonderful shades of red, crimson, pink, mahogany and blue.’
- ‘Quick to grow and flower Salpiglossis, or ‘Painted Tongue’, is one of the old-time, favorite, showy annuals for the garden.’
Modern Latin, formed irregularly from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue.
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.