Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tree of the soapberry family, native to southeast Asia, that threatens mangrove swamps and other habitats in the US because of its invasive habit.
- ‘A site in northern Palm Beach County is being overgrown by Brazilian pepper; another jacquemontia colony was nearly destroyed between 1970 and 1991 by an expanding stand of carrotwood.’
- ‘Some properties are landscaped with coral trees and carrotwoods.’
- ‘Ten of these plants are not officially banned by the state of Florida, carrotwood being the exception.’
- ‘Brazilian pepper, carrotwood and ear leaf acacia were cut down, and their stumps were treated with herbicide.’
- ‘Langeland observes that carrotwood is especially a problem in low moist areas.’
- ‘The canopy of the furthest north carrotwood touches the canopy of a Carob tree.’
- ‘If you have an open lawn area the carrotwood is a good choice.’
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.