Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be troublesome in lawns and gardens.
- ‘The main weeds dying back were creeping thistle, couch and mature knotgrass.’
- ‘This may not be fully achievable due to the highly altered environment and presence of couch grass, but an attempt will be made.’
- ‘This was the weedmat that defeated my oxalis and couch grass.’
- ‘It's constructed in the Han architectural style with yellow walls, black wood and couch grass.’
- ‘Raspberries creep underground like couch grass, though unfortunately not so rampantly.’
Late 16th century: variant of quitch.
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.