Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American shrub related to the oleaster, with red-brown stems and silvery leaves, flowers, and berries.
- ‘One such is the silverberry, Elaeagnus argentea, a shrub of northern N. America, especially the Hudson's Bay region, which bears edible fruits.’
- ‘The silverberry seeds we used were picked in Yellowknife.’
- ‘Of particular interest is traditional Gwich'in summer clothing made of white caribou hides, sewn with sinew, and decorated with porcupine quills, trade beads, silverberry seeds, fringes, and ochre.’
- ‘If you are unfamiliar with the silverberry, you may walk right by it, wondering at the mysterious source of the delightful scent which bewitches your nostrils.’
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.