Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A leguminous North American plant, the pods of which break up into one-seeded sections that adhere to clothing, animals' fur, etc.
- ‘Plants indicative of disturbed ground include tick trefoil and black-seeded plantain.’
- ‘It felt sort of like home except that dotted among the tick trefoils and geums were beautiful yellow oncidium orchids in full bloom.’
- ‘Sessile-leaved tick trefoil is believed to be extinct in Connecticut.’
- ‘As is typical of legumes, nitrogen-fixing bacteria exist in a symbiotic relationship with the tick trefoil.’
- ‘There are 17 species of tick trefoil in New Jersey and they all share the flat, triangular seed that sticks like a tick.’
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.