Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A small yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the mint family, which resembles a pine seedling in appearance and smell.
- ‘Following fencing, scrub clearance and introduction of sheep grazing a good chalk grassland flora is starting to re-establish including the rare ground pine which relies on sheep grazing to survive.’
2A North American clubmoss with small shiny leaves, resembling a miniature conifer and growing typically in coniferous woodland.
- ‘The delicately branched woodland horsetail and two ground pines (fan club moss and running club moss) also grow here.’
- ‘This order includes the recent genus Lycopodium (known commonly as club moss, ground pine, or ‘wolf foot,’), with some 200 living 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.