Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A grass or sedge with compact rounded flowering heads.
- ‘But much of this land was of little use to loggers - huge dams, coastal reserves, button grass and scree.’
- ‘I drove through the Tarkine area and it includes large tracts of button grass and sparsely forested land, areas that loggers aren't that interested in (which I think helps to explain Kate's statistic of 89% being safe from logging).’
- ‘I've often looked at what we call wombat lawns here where the wombats nibble down all the shrubbery in the button grass plain and if I look at the wombat scats you can find fragments of lichens there.’
- ‘Button grass is generally a short-lived annual and is not frost tolerant, but can be a short-lived perennial.’
- ‘Day four was another early rise for the teams with a 22 km leg planned along the beach, through button grass planes, coastal headlands, and an ever-present bog.’
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.