Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Forming mats or growing in dense tufts or clumps.
- ‘For cespitose species, an individual was defined as all identifiable aboveground vegetation generated from the same rootstock (genet), generally determined by inspection of the plant at soil level.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin caespitosus, from caespes ‘turf’: see -ose.
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.