Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deciduous Eurasian shrub which bears glossy leaves and black berries.
- ‘Chestnut trees, birch trees, holly bushes and alder buckthorns in oligotrophic oak groves.’
- ‘The source of dried buckthorn bark, the alder buckthorn, is a shrub native to Europe and western parts of Asia.’
- ‘The bark of alder buckthorn is removed, cut into small pieces, and dried for one year before being used medicinally.’
- ‘Botanical Source. - The alder buckthorn is a smooth shrub growing to the height of from 10 to 15 feet.’
- ‘If you have any doubts about how the alder buckthorn you plan to use has been aged, do not use it.’
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.