Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Mediterranean broom with fragrant yellow flowers and almost leafless stems which were formerly used in basketry.
- ‘As you have observed, the Spanish broom becomes quite large and is often not given a large enough planting site.’
- ‘I bought and planted the Spanish brooms last summer when I couldn't find Moonlights.’
- ‘Industrially, flowers of Spanish broom are used to produce yellow pigments and with its bark a fiber is made to manufacture ropes and clothes.’
- ‘The Spanish brooms and the lavender are two characteristic flowers in Tuscany.’
- ‘Beginning in the late 1930s, Spanish broom was planted along mountain highways in southern California.’
- ‘French and Spanish broom are native to the Mediterranean region and Canary Islands.’
- ‘Mowing is effective in controlling Spanish broom if it is followed by herbicide application.’
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.