Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A serious fungal disease of the European ash, characterized by the progressive death of the tree's branches.
- ‘The first outbreak of ash dieback has been confirmed in Northern Ireland.’
- ‘Ash dieback may have arrived in Britain after spores were blown on the wind from continental Europe.’
- ‘Earlier this week industry, conservation groups and scientists met for a summit on how to deal with ash dieback.’
- ‘The threat of ash dieback is mitigated by the vigour with which new trees regenerate in the British climate.’
- ‘It has emerged that 100,000 ash trees have already been burnt to stop the spread of ash dieback.’
- ‘The number of woodland sites where ash dieback has been detected has doubled.’
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.