Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shrub, Salix arctica, found in the Canadian tundra.
- ‘Salix arctica whose common name is Arctic willow or rock willow can be found in the North American tundra.’
- ‘It is possible that they nested also in this country ten thousand and more years ago, when ice ages affected Britain and dwarf Arctic willows flourished here in Norfolk and Suffolk.’
- ‘In her wall hangings, Avaalaaqiaq often uses a distinct branching chain stitch that resembles the twigs of the Arctic willow.’
- ‘The Arctic willow is a dwarf shrub which grows close to the ground to avoid the cold wind.’
- ‘Miniature forests of Arctic willow live in the tundra and rarely get over a few inches in height.’
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.