Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A viral disease affecting plants, especially beets and members of the gourd family, spread by beetles, particularly the beet leafhopper. Infected plants become dwarfed and have puckered, distorted foliage.
- ‘Foliar diseases such as Cercospora leaf spot, curly top, and powdery mildew do occur, but are normally easier to control than soilborne diseases.’
- ‘And they're working on new sugar beets that resist one or both of those fungal diseases - along with curly top virus.’
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.