Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large cactus native to the south-western US, having columnar stems or branches and typically flowering at night.
- ‘Most of the organ pipe cactus in the United States are found within the monument's borders.’
- ‘Rising above them, mountains climbed past saguaro and organ pipe cactus to fields of snow so peaceful that he kept riding only to reach them as the trail ascended toward the distant passes.’
- ‘During this period, the species feeds on the nectar and pollen of flowering saguaros and organ pipe cactus, contributing to the successful pollination of these succulents.’
- ‘Due to their high triterpene glycoside content, agria and organ pipe cacti have the highest sugar content.’
- ‘The Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) is a species of cactus native to Mexico.’
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.