Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aquatic plant of the primrose family, with lilac flowers and finely divided submerged leaves.
- ‘While the foliage of water violet is attractive, the real attraction to this pond plant are the tall stalks of flowers that appear in summer.’
- ‘In summer, the large number woodland pond provides a fine show of delicate flowering water violets and yellow flag iris.’
- ‘You should buy a good mixture of native pond plants such as water violets and marsh marigolds which both thrive in ponds.’
- ‘In fact, there are about six kinds of aquatic plants that can be raised in a pond, such as water violets and water hyacinths.’
- ‘I'd go for water violets, frogbit, hortwort and parrots feather, all of which will help keep the water clear and the fish healthy by helping create a balanced eco-system.’
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.