Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American holly with shiny leaves and white flowers.
- ‘He also planted hundreds of fruiting shrubs including blueberries, gallberries, and hollies.’
- ‘I was stunned until I took a walk through the woods and found gallberries and palmetto berries everywhere.’
- ‘A human path through the swamp is carved with a machete, although the resulting trail often seems like a feeble attempt at penetrating the hidden blackwater ponds and the massive jungles of titi, smilax, gallberry, cypress, and gum.’
- ‘Burning and disking appears to set back gallberry more than does burning alone, but disking probably does not kill gallberry except during periods of very low soil moisture.’
- ‘This landscape of scattered pines with a dense groundcover including gallberry is one of the most common landscapes in Florida.’
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.