Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An evergreen fern with dark green leathery fronds that grow in circular clumps from a central rootstock.
- ‘In it grow such ferns as adder's tongue fern, bog fern, Christmas fern, crested fern, Goldie's fern, maidenhair fern, New York fern, ostrich fern, and spinulose woodfern.’
- ‘Behind the birch I add Christmas fern, which is evergreen and adds a nice texture in front of the stone wall.’
- ‘I am at a loss to explain why ferns haven't made a bigger splash in the American landscape, and more specifically our Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides.’
- ‘Some popular evergreen ferns used in outdoor gardens include the Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides; tassel fern, Polystichum polyblepharum; Scott's fern, Dryoptris scottii, and wavy-edged hart's tongue fern, Phyllitis (Asplenium) scolpendrum.’
- ‘Higher up there's dense green vegetation: tough para grass, mountain cactus, wild star apple, clusters of tree ferns and Christmas ferns.’
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.