Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European tree related to the rowan, with red berries and hairy oval leaves that are white underneath.
- ‘Two other members of the apple family are the whitebeam and the rowan.’
- ‘The adjudicator suggests one important undertaking that the Council should consider and that is a major tree planting programme using oak, ash, whitebeam, beech, chestnut and thorn or other similar trees.’
- ‘A farm track is lined with young Swedish whitebeams.’
- ‘They came home from work to find that their gardens had been entered in their absence and trees, such as ash and whitebeam, planted that can grow in time to a considerable height.’
- ‘Sweet chestnut and a small group of whitebeam will be planted at staggered intervals over a 10-year period, to preserve the cathedral feel of the walkway.’
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.