Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shrubby North American plant, typically having bell-shaped flowers and reputed to be poisonous to dogs.
- ‘Tillage with a chisel plow, disk, or field cultivator may actually help spread perennials with creeping root systems, such as Canada thistle and hemp dogbane.’
- ‘The leaves are larger and more elliptical than hemp dogbane and all plant parts exude a milky substance when broken.’
- ‘Control of johnsongrass, hemp dogbane, and volunteer corn is often achieved using concentrated solutions of herbicides applied in this manner.’
- ‘Blue stars are related to dogbanes, oleander, and periwinkles, and produce a similarly milky sap which can be messy.’
- ‘Because some perennial broadleaf weeds, such as bindweeds, hemp dogbane, common milkweed, and Jerusalem artichoke, cannot be controlled effectively for relay intercropping, severely infested fields should be avoided.’
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.