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.
- ‘Brazilian pepper, carrotwood and ear leaf acacia were cut down, and their stumps were treated with herbicide.’
- ‘If you have an open lawn area the carrotwood is a good choice.’
- ‘Langeland observes that carrotwood is especially a problem in low moist areas.’
- ‘Some properties are landscaped with coral trees and carrotwoods.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ten of these plants are not officially banned by the state of Florida, carrotwood being the exception.’
- ‘The canopy of the furthest north carrotwood touches the canopy of a Carob tree.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.