Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American woodland plant of the borage family, bearing nodding, trumpet-shaped blue flowers.Also called Virginia cowslip
- ‘We noticed a delicate fragrance on the breeze and looked down a steep slope toward the stream bottom and a sea of celestial blue Virginia bluebells.’
- ‘You may even have the earliest-blooming flowers such as the Virginia bluebell bloom before the shrubs are in leaf.’
- ‘As the foliage of Virginia bluebells goes dormant in summer it will be covered by the hosta or fern leaves.’
- ‘Spring ephemerals like Virginia bluebells are designed to come up and bloom early before the shade from deciduous trees gets too heavy.’
- ‘You can fill in between the plants with daffodils, Virginia bluebells, or annuals.’
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.