Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European fungus which produces a spherical white fruiting body with a diameter of up to 80 cm, edible when young.
- ‘Fungi vary in size from single-cell micro-organisms, too small to be seen by the naked eye, to the giant puffball.’
- ‘A spokesman said what Mrs Crowe had discovered was a giant puffball which, he said, were not all that uncommon.’
- ‘Neil Pullen, the Swindon wildlife officer for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, confirmed that the fungi were giant puffballs.’
- ‘He said: ‘It sounds like a giant puffball to me, which can make very good eating for a lot of people if it is in good condition.’’
- ‘Leaving the cliffs was a wrench, but the way back through the hinterland was pleasant if relatively plain, a bridge over the abandoned railway line, decent farms, a giant puffball, good track, a quiet lane, no complaints.’
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.