Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tree with fatty seeds from which vegetable tallow or other oils are extracted.
- ‘The Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.) is a nonnative, aggressive plant that has colonized coastal prairie and other habitats along the Gulf Coast as well as several forest types along the southeastern coastal plain.’
- ‘They identified live oak, sugarberry, and American elm as the most important native species, but with the invasive Chinese tallow tree also important.’
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.