Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant with small white flowers, which grows widely as a temperate weed, especially in damp soils.
- ‘Some weeds, such as chickweed, common groundsel, and bittercress, may germinate and grow at almost any time of year.’
- ‘We hypothesize that seed production and viability alone are not important factors in limiting long's bittercress population size and population growth.’
- ‘Fergus and Miles are two of the country's top professional foragers, scouring the countryside for everything from bittercress to dandelions for London's most savvy chefs.’
- ‘Other rare taxa associated with long's bittercress in Massachusetts include parker's pipewort (Eriocaulon parkeri Robinson), river arrowhead, and estuary beggar-ticks (Bidens hyperborea (T.&G.)’
- ‘The woods contain an area of rare wet woodland - a government priority habitat - featuring rare marsh marigold and bittercress.’
- ‘Fleabane or hairy bittercress would scarcely have had the same appeal.’
- ‘Canlamine impatiens L., the narrowleaf bittercress, is an annual or biennial herb native to Eurasia that has become naturalized in many parts of the eastern United States.’
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.