Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European clover, naturalized as a weed of pastures in Australia, whose fruiting heads bury themselves in the ground.
- ‘Experiments with subterranean clovers, or clover ley farming, helped to improve both soil structure and pasture.’
- ‘He had built a rabbit proof fence around his property and developed subterranean clover, a superior form of feed for his flocks.’
- ‘He grows self-seeding winter cover crops such as little barley (considered a weed by some) and subterranean clover, which die down in early summer and come back from seed in the fall.’
- ‘Local pastoralists reported significant failures of well-irrigated pastures containing subterranean clover, perennial rye grass and Phalaris tuberosa.’
- ‘‘This year, we identified lines of subterranean clover with superior vigor of growth here in Maryland,’ he says.’
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.