Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aquatic reed-like plant with rounded flower heads. Its oily seeds are an important source of winter food for wildfowl.
- ‘The other bur-reeds have one stigma, and the fruit tapers to the base and apex.’
- ‘Examples of emergent aquatic plants include bur-reeds and Sagittaria or Arrowhead.’
- ‘Connecticut has seven species of bur-reed, all rather similar in appearance and distinguished by technical characteristics.’
- ‘The most populous families are the pondweeds and bur-reeds, but others are water-plantains, arrow-grasses, arums, duckweeds and cat-tails.’
- ‘By any name, these little frogs (the ones pictured here were about 5 / 8ths of an inch long) were hanging out on the leaves of the bur-reeds in Cattail Swale.’
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.