Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of a genus that comprises the cordgrasses.
- ‘Determined to get a river view, I climbed a high bank and looked across windswept spartina grass.’
- ‘At low tide sea oats and spartina grasses bend before the breeze.’
- ‘Decaying spartina grass breaks into small pieces called detritus fueling the bottom of the food chain.’
- ‘These are the mudflats that the alien spartina we have introduced is now turning to meadows.’
- ‘Each acre of spartina grass produces four tons of organic matter, which works its way into the food chain through algae until big fish are eating little fish and birds are eating the fish.’
- ‘The spartina grass excretes salt crystals in order to survive the high salinity of sea water.’
Modern Latin, from Greek spartinē ‘rope’.
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.