Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deciduous Chinese shrub that produces heavily scented yellow flowers in winter before the leaves appear, grown in North America as an ornamental.
- ‘The Meiguan Pass, known for plum-blossoms, is an ideal niche for appreciating wintersweets.’
- ‘We all say that the witch hazel is under-utilized, but the wintersweet is nowhere to be found.’
- ‘It is named after several square kilometers of wintersweets.’
- ‘During the bleak months of winter wintersweet offers just what its name suggests: sweet, delicate colour amongst a barren winter garden.’
- ‘The conifer collection is delightful mosaic of blues, grays, and greens, and the fragrance of wintersweet cannot be missed.’
- ‘I commented on the wintersweet to Mrs. Puckett and, as I might have expected, found some history attached.’
- ‘Set as a backdrop, these colourful stems provide an excellent foil for the wintersweet.’
- ‘There were camellias flowering, witch hazel and wintersweet, and rows of paperwhites beside the driveway.’
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.