Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fern with triangular, deeply lobed fronds. Native to eastern North America, it favors moist woodland habitats and streamsides.
- ‘Christmas, lady, cinnamon and broad beech ferns thrive in the area.’
- ‘The fronds of beech ferns are shaped like arrowheads, with the lowest pair of leaflets pointing out at a diagonal.’
- ‘Broad and narrow beech ferns, oak fern and polypodies are graceful ground covers, wandering happily through the humus-rich litter of the woodland floor.’
- ‘Typically found in rich woodlands, broad beech fern adapts well to virtually any partially shaded woodland garden.’
- ‘Indian Mounds is the only Texas wilderness to preserve yellow lady's slipper orchids, broad beech ferns, and several other plant species.’
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.