Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A coniferous tree with deciduous needles, known only as a fossil until it was found growing in SW China in 1941.
- ‘Now native only to China, the dawn redwood was the most common sequoia in North America during prehistoric times.’
- ‘A towering dawn redwood, planted in the 1940s, graces the Garden's oak and conifer knoll.’
- ‘The famous giant redwood is a large evergreen conifer, whereas, in contrast, the dawn redwood is a deciduous conifer.’
- ‘Along the trail, visitors can enjoy specimens such as the Indian horse chestnut, dawn redwood, autumn oaks and oriental hawthorns.’
- ‘The two extinct species of Metasequoia were adapted to distinctly different swamp habitats, as are living dawn redwood compared with swamp cypress.’
- ‘Plants of the lower, wetter floodplains included dawn redwood, a Chinese relative of bald cypress, alder, a relative of witch hazel, and more than a hundred less-common species.’
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.