Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American clematis with white flowers.Also called old man's beard, because of the fluffy gray plumes that stick to the seeds in autumn
- ‘Many clematis are high in poisonous alkaloids, this may also be true of virgin's bower and sweet autumn clematis.’
- ‘This is a good example of why it is important to begin learning the scientific names of the plants in your garden, so that when plant virgin's bower, you get the plant you want!’
- ‘The gorge is blessed with a very rich flora consisting of pine trees, Mediterranean cypresses, plane trees, junipers, lentisk trees, oleanders, tamarisks, thorny brooms, wild fig trees, oak trees, styrax trees, virgin's bowers, brambles, wild carob and olive trees, terebinths, fern trees and many others.’
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.