Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yellowish-flowered plant of the figwort family, partly parasitic on the roots of other plants and found in both Eurasia and North America.
- ‘We drove a little further and stopped to see a large collection of wild bergamot and lots of cow wheat.’
- ‘Given the sandy soils, the ground flora in these areas is dominated by bracken, wavy hair grass and common cow wheat.’
- ‘The common cow wheat, together with blaeberry, are conspicuous in the ground flora.’
- ‘Look out for some of the more unusual woodland flowers like common cow wheat with its long, yellow flowers.’
- ‘This species is often mistaken for the common cow wheat.’
cow wheat/ˈkou ˌ(h)wēt/
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.