Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The production of hydrogen cyanide by certain plants, such as cherry laurel, bracken, and some legumes, as a response to wounding or a deterrent to herbivores.
- ‘Grazing by large herbivores does not favour cyanogenesis, but some invertebrate herbivory may do so.’
- ‘The findings from this project may also ultimately be useful for controlling cyanogenesis in cassava.’
- ‘However, early growth of S. litura larva was reduced 36% on Huia plants, and this was attributed to the greater cyanogenesis.’
- ‘For many years I have been interested in the ecological genetics of cyanogenesis in plants.’
- ‘Defoliation by lepidoptera can induce cyanogenesis in some plants resulting in cyanide levels high enough to kill cattle.’
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.