Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A willow tree with diamond-shaped depressions on the trunk as a result of fungal attack, resulting in timber with a diamond-shaped pattern of pale sapwood and darker heartwood.
- ‘The area was called the ‘river bottoms’ and had stands of red willows, big cottonwoods and diamond willows.’
- ‘Harvest of diamond willow is allowed on the Forest, but requires a permit, which can be obtained at Forest Service offices.’
- ‘I'm buying five acres of land and thought it would be neat to try and grow some diamond willows.’
- ‘Once a year a friend drives a load of diamond willow down to us - and this wood is just beautiful.’
- ‘Another feature of diamond willow is the presence of boring insects and the tunnels they create in the wood from their boring activities.’
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.