Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A perennial, rhizomatous grass of Asian origin, used for thatching and as a packing material; identified as a noxious weed in much of the southeastern US.
- ‘Most of the upland areas are covered with cogon grasses.’
- ‘The floor of the main building is elevated and roofs are generally thatched with cogon grasses and Japanese cypress bark.’
- ‘I climb down to the little settlement where my friend is working in front of a small wooden hut, called a bale, raised on poles and thatched with cogon grass.’
- ‘The first leg of the climb consists of wading through giant cogon grasses on a steep, exposed trail.’
- ‘More rocks, with occasional thermal heat, and thick cogon grasses beckoned as we dragged ourselves up, fatigue starting to catch up.’
- ‘Raised two to three feet off the ground, houses have beams of wood, walls of bamboo, and roofs of rice straw or cogon grass.’
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.