Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aquatic plant of north temperate regions, with small air-filled bladders which keep the plant afloat and trap tiny animals that provide additional nutrients.
- ‘Yellow dock root and an herb appropriately named bladderwort also reduce the chances of getting calcium stones, although science hasn't discovered exactly why.’
- ‘The bladderwort's lavender flowers adorn a stalk that may rise six feet above its tank.’
- ‘Lakes and ponds have buttonbush, pickerel weed, horned bladderwort and water milfoil growing in the water.’
- ‘A large, yellow-flowered bladderwort sends stems several inches above the surface of the water.’
- ‘Closing my eyes I can see, across the boggy run, a six-foot alligator erupting from the speckled combination of dark water and bright bladderwort.’
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.