Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A reed-like grass which grows in damp woods and marshes in temperate regions.
- ‘Wood small-reed is often considered to be a weed species in standard woodlands management, and is often removed from plantation areas as it can out-compete the young trees.’
- ‘The banks of the canal have large stands of common reed and common clubrush together with purple small-reed and narrow small-reed.’
- ‘Narrow small-reed is a grass species that has never been recorded in the island of Ireland apart from on the shores of Lough Neagh and Lough Beg.’
- ‘In the Molinia community, purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea was common, along with short-growing wood small-reed Calamagrostis epigejos.’
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.