Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing annelid worm that lives in the soil, important in aerating and draining the soil and in burying organic matter.
- ‘Centipedes are predatory, feeding on soil invertebrates such as earthworms and terrestrial insects.’
- ‘He doesn't plow when the soil is wet and, by not using chemicals, doesn't kill beneficial organisms such as earthworms and bacteria, which aerate the soil.’
- ‘Most nematodes, also called roundworms, are small, simple worms lacking the segmentation of the more familiar earthworms.’
- ‘The burrowing activities of earthworms increase the soil horizons most conducive to worm health and growth rate.’
- ‘Soils may harbor 50 to 500 earthworms per square meter; they keep soils aerated, and their castings fertilize the soil.’
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.