Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical Old World sedge that has stiff green stems, each terminating in a whorl of arching green leaflike bracts. It is commonly grown as a houseplant.
- ‘Add a small water plant (such as a dwarf umbrella plant) in a bonsai dish, rocks, a submersible pump, and a bamboo spout that's a variation of the traditional Japanese deer scarer, or shishi odoshi (often sold at nurseries).’
- ‘The Umbrella plant got its name from the green bracts that form atop its long stems.’
- ‘It is known as the umbrella plant but I find it more reminiscent of a fireworks explosion.’
- ‘Schefflera arboricola also known as the dwarf umbrella tree or Hawaiian dwarf umbrella is the little brother to the old time umbrella plant.’
- ‘Another moisture loving perennial at Glin is Darmera Peltata, commonly known as the umbrella plant.’
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.