Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A eucalyptus tree with blue-green aromatic leaves and smooth bark.
- ‘The champion bluegum may be the biggest naturalized tree and the biggest hardwood in America, but for many, it's also the biggest weed.’
- ‘While this project started out growing bluegums for paper pulp, those trees planted since 1990 will also provide farmers with carbon credit sales, encouraging more and more farmers to become involved in agroforestry’
- ‘You know, we're all familiar with Wattle Day on August 1st but in detail, do we know when we might expect Cootamundra Wattle to bloom, or when the bluegum or the stringybark will come out.’
- ‘So where is the right place to grow bluegums?’
- ‘Add in a 141-foot height and a 126-foot crown spread, and the Petrolia bluegum is dwarfed only by the champion giant sequoia, coast redwood, western redcedar, Sitka spruce, and coast Douglas-fir.’
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.