Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low-growing North American aquatic shrub of the bedstraw family, with small tubular flowers that form globular flower heads.
- ‘Butterflies feasted on purple asters, and dragonflies zigzagged over the buttonbushes, which bore a crop of round, dry fruits.’
- ‘Common buttonbush is the most abundant shrub, though bastard false indigo and silverling are also present.’
- ‘Shrubs of buttonbush and elderberry are frequent beneath the overstory and form dense thickets wherever an opening occurs.’
- ‘Native buttonbush and Southern wax myrtle put up with poor drainage.’
- ‘Native shrubs scattered beneath the canopy include buttonbush, dahoon holly, Virginia willow and wax myrtle.’
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.