Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very long-lived shrubby pine of western North America. It has been used in dendrochronology to check radiocarbon dating.
- ‘And some bristlecone pines are arguably the oldest living organisms on earth.’
- ‘Redwoods can live 10 times that long, and bristlecone pines can be more than 4,500 years old.’
- ‘Some bristlecone pine trees on Pikes Peak could be more than 2,000 years old.’
- ‘The shape of the roof and overhangs mirrors the shape of the bristlecone pine trees in the area.’
- ‘I know I have been unable to get a bristlecone pine to grow in Blacksburg, Virginia!’
- ‘Just like bristlecone pines, grapes are threatened by a pathogen, in this case Xylella fastidiosa.’
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.