Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender-stalked grass with oval or heart-shaped flower heads which tremble in the wind.
- ‘Distinctive in fresh and dried arrangements, quaking grass is grown for delicate stems and panicles (spikes) of paper-thin, green oval seed capsules that mature to a soft brown’
- ‘Like most grasses, perennial quaking grass needs a carefully prepared, fine, crumbly seedbed.’
- ‘We use quaking grass a lot in multiple-pet households, where there are two or three or more animals living together.’
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.