Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small fleshy-leaved plant which typically has star-shaped yellow or white flowers and grows among rocks or on walls.
- ‘Stonecrop is a beautiful plant that has green leaves all summer then in August flowers to salmon pink to burgundy then dark brown.’
- ‘Both maidens repose on a crumbled wall; yet saxifrage, stonecrop and spring flowers sprout from the rubble.’
- ‘He was referring to S. reflexum, the yellow stonecrop, which in some places shares the name ‘creeping Jenny’ with S. acre, more commonly known as wall-pepper or golden stonecrop.’
- ‘His firm will plant the Academy roof with wild strawberry, sea thrift, the herb self-heal and stonecrop, a sedum that attracts the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly.’
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.