Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spiny-leaved plant of the parsley family, with metallic blue teasel-like flowers, growing in sandy places by the sea and native to Europe.→ eryngium
- ‘One she often used was the slow germinating silvery sea holly which subsequently became known as ‘Miss Willmott's Ghost’.’
- ‘Our native sea holly, appropriately called Eryngium maritimum, is a prime example.’
- ‘Our charity Christmas cards are now available at the Coastguard Station featuring some fabulous photography of sea holly.’
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.