Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The European aspen.
- ‘It is known by many names: quaking aspen, golden aspen, mountain aspen, poplar and trembling poplar.’
- ‘The 7000 years old green and red bog can be reached through trembling poplars, alders, swamp- and birch galleries.’
- ‘Through the blackness, the sky glues to the trembling poplars.’
- ‘Trees were scarce in that part of the valley and only about a mile upstream on the Water of Girvan, trees petered out at a place where trembling poplars grew.’
- ‘Also known as trembling poplar, flattened petioles on the leaves cause them to flutter in the wind.’
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.