Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for peat moss
- ‘The ground layer of the mosses is dominated by lawns of bog moss which form the basic component of peat and which generate localised hummocks of varying shades of yellow, green and red depending on the species.’
- ‘Raised bogs are dominated, in their natural state, by species of bog moss.’
- ‘Dwarf shrubs such as bilberry, common cottongrass and bog moss tend to predominate in these conditions.’
- ‘Sundew can often be found growing in hummocks of bog moss.’
- ‘Clay and glaze recipes from antiquity to present times abound which call for exotic ingredients such as finely sifted beach sand, ash of bog moss, ash of wine lees, etc.’
- ‘This is very bad news for the wildlife that depends on bog moss.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.