Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The cone-shaped exposed growths on the buttress roots of a swamp cypress.
- ‘Epiphytic orchids and airplants grow on the pond apple trees, ferns colonize fallen trees and establish themselves on the cypress knees, and red maples take advantage of breaks in the canopy.’
- ‘A man named Tom Gaskins started an amazing museum of cypress knees in Palmdale, Florida.’
- ‘I learned at Francis Beidler Forest that no one really knows the function of cypress knees.’
- ‘When she hits the stagnant water of a cold, shallow swamp, Emmie pulls her skirt higher, then looks for cypress knees and occasional rocks on which to take her from one point to the next, not thirty feet from the roadside.’
- ‘Even after much research, scientists still debate the purpose of cypress knees.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.