Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fern with brown scales on the stalks of the fronds, found in woodland in both North America and Eurasia.
- ‘There are tiny fiddleheads on the male ferns and ostrich ferns and the buds on the highbush cranberry are about ready to burst forth.’
- ‘These male ferns produce elegant, frilly fronds up to 3 feet long and spread if spores fall in the right conditions.’
- ‘The male fern is one of the most popular and effective treatments for tape worms.’
- ‘Ferns will often tolerate very dry conditions particularly the male ferns (Dryopteris filix-mas), golden scale, soft shield and hard shield.’
- ‘Either shade or sun suits male ferns planted in temperate regions, but full shade remains mandatory in warmer zones.’
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.