Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical Asian plant of the pea family, whose leaves have a spontaneous jerking motion. It is sometimes grown as a curiosity under glass.
- ‘There is another celebrated instance in the telegraph plant, Desmodium gyrens of Bengal, whose leaflets keep moving all the time without any touch.’
- ‘Also, look for the golden yellow blooms of snakeweed, turpentinebush, goldeneyes, and telegraph plants.’
- ‘The telegraph plant, Desmodium, exhibits a remarkable ` spontaneous’ gyration of the lateral leaflets, resulting from rhythmic up and down movements.’
- ‘According to a handout I picked up at the information kiosk, some drought-tolerant annuals including vinegar weed, Indian tobacco, tarweed, and telegraph plant may be seen in bloom during the summer months.’
- ‘As far as I know the seeds of the telegraph plant need to be scarified before soaking them for the 12 hours.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.