Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A New Zealand plant of the daisy family, which has greyish hairy leaves and forms hummocks which look like sheep from a distance.
- ‘The vegetable sheep are not inaptly named, for at a distance an inexperienced shepherd might perhaps be misled.’
- ‘The ridge is broad, flat, and speckled with vegetable sheep and half a dozen brightly coloured alpine plants I can't put a name to.’
- ‘Above 1500m in the Southern Alps, the only plants that can survive are mosses and lichens - and the aptly named vegetable sheep.’
- ‘Vegetation is sparse above 1700 m, though various species of vegetable sheep thrive, and South Island edelweiss, gentians and hebes grow in sheltered spots.’
- ‘A mat plant related to this vegetable sheep grows in very dry places.’
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.