Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fast-growing, hardy Tasmanian eucalyptus, widely grown in northern Europe.
- ‘‘In the two most significant populations of Miena cider gums, all the trees appear to have stopped setting seed,’ he said.’
- ‘Eucalypts rarely grow as tall in our gardens as they do in nature: the cider gum may reach 60 feet and the snow gum 30 feet.’
- ‘The Miena cider gum is a small to medium-sized woodland tree which grows to between 12 and 15 metres tall, often with obvious forked branches.’
- ‘A considerable number of very large cider gums occur around Brightlingsea, Essex, and are survivors of those planted there from the late 1887 onwards.’
- ‘Some species are hardy enough to survive the British winter, such as Eucalyptus Gunnii (cider gum) which is a native of Tasmania.’
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.