Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical American plant which grows as silvery-green festoons on trees, obtaining water and nutrients directly through its surface.See also air plant
- ‘We kept brushing into low hanging Spanish moss and cypress limbs, and were having to duck and weave our way along.’
- ‘Hundred-year-old live oaks, draped with tendrils of Spanish moss, provide a natural canopy here.’
- ‘Daniel Murry and Captain Lynt ducked as they rode beneath hanging Spanish moss.’
- ‘The island was covered with large oak trees draped in Spanish moss.’
- ‘Unlike Spanish moss, mistletoe is a parasite that takes its food from the host tree.’
- ‘Now if we lived somewhere, say in Louisiana, the driveway would be surrounded by weeping willows and Spanish moss.’
- ‘Orchids grow from a wall cloaked with Spanish moss.’
- ‘Its blare sent birds fluttering from the branches of the live oak that overhung the gate, making the Spanish moss sway as if it were alive.’
- ‘I tried to stay in the shade, ducking beneath the delicate brown flower heads of the Spanish moss.’
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.