Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A type of soil having a brown humus-rich surface layer.
- ‘Brown earths are mostly located between 30° and 55° north of the Equator.’
- ‘Brown earths cover 45% of the land in England and Wales.’
- ‘Brown earths have the second highest primary productivity of all soils, second only to tropical soils, the difference between them resulting from the winter season when deciduous trees are virtually dormant and the colder weather inhibits growth.’
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.