Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A common green freshwater alga which forms long unbranched filaments, sometimes becoming a problem in over-enriched water and garden ponds.
- ‘I knew a few casts would be needed to get the baits in clear areas as a lot of dead blanket weed was on the bottom.’
- ‘Back at home, one of our chores this week has been scooping blanket weed out of the pond.’
- ‘The shade from the lily pads and the maple was sufficient to keep down the slimy blanket weed that was threatening to fill the pond earlier in the season.’
- ‘He does admit that blanket weed can be a nuisance with newly installed ponds, particularly towards the end of a hot summer.’
- ‘I climbed down from the tree and sat by the rod looking at the limp line running out over the blanket weed that enveloped this part of the lake.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.