Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American birch with large leaves and peeling white bark.
- ‘Color and texture variations are provided by the soft, bright green needles of white pine, the broad leaves of red oak and black oak, the stark white trunks of paper birch, and the gray trunks of quaking aspen and big-tooth aspen.’
- ‘In the northwest, particularly in the wake of natural forest fires or controlled burns, quaking aspen and paper birch take over.’
- ‘Hoch found that when he tested species like paper birch, which remains brilliant yellow, the tree recovered nutrients just as well as its red-leaved cousins.’
- ‘White spruce forest also includes paper birch and balsam poplar.’
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.