Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Brazilian calathea with leaves which are horizontally banded in light and dark green and purple.
- ‘Fertilize your zebra plant every month with a half-strength solution of an all-purpose soluble fertilizer.’
- ‘Someone gave Joshua a zebra plant with some lucky Chinese coins in it.’
- ‘These natives of the American tropics are commonly called zebra plants due to the characteristic striped foliage.’
- ‘Those that have allowed their zebra plants to wilt a time or two knows the results.’
- ‘I moved my zebra plant to the bathroom where it's more moist but it still has brown edges and then drops leaves.’
- ‘It is very similar to a calathea or a zebra plant, but it doesn't have the purple underside.’
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.