Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various dicotyledonous, usually succulent plants that typically grow in warm, sandy regions.
- ‘Her acknowledgement of purslane as an introduced species suggests that the similar carpetweed was also viewed by her as an ‘alien’ species introduced to the area.’
- ‘Somewhere is a reference indicating that carpetweed is not a serious competitor to desirable plants.’
- ‘In addition, all herbicide treatments provided significantly higher levels of carpetweed control.’
- ‘In this research, carpetweed was the most susceptible to vinegar applications.’
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.