Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A creeping North American plant of the heather family, with leathery evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers.Also called mayflower
- ‘Botanists continue to search parklands such as this one, hoping that the leaves of larger plants hide the small trailing arbutus.’
- ‘Indians used the trailing arbutus as an astringent.’
- ‘Read also about how to help preserve the trailing arbutus in its southern Indiana habitat.’
- ‘Other species include trailing arbutus, bearberry, wintergreen, inkberry, sweet fern, flowering pixie moss, and cowwheat.’
- ‘This trailing arbutus, when found in the southern states is called the ground laurel.’
- ‘Armed with a wildflower guidebook from the farm's library, I identify everything from pipsissewa to trailing arbutus.’
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.