Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small palm with fan-shaped leaves that have sharply toothed stalks, native to the south-eastern US.
- ‘The under story is characteristically open, with large expanses of white sand interspersed with the oaks and saw palmetto.’
- ‘Primary vegetation shielding the nest was dwarf live oak and saw palmetto.’
- ‘The Native Americans in Florida first used berries from the saw palmetto in the early 1700s to treat testicular atrophy, erectile dysfunction, and prostate gland swelling or inflammation.’
- ‘The saw palmetto is a short palm tree indigenous to the Southeastern United States, where Native Americans used its berries to treat urinary problems.’
- ‘For years, berries of the saw palmetto plant have been used to treat bladder and prostate conditions.’
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.