Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American woodland plant of the buttercup family, with a bright yellow root that is used in herbal medicine.
- ‘The most commonly used herbs are echinacea, St. John's wort, ginkgo biloba, garlic, saw palmetto, ginseng, goldenseal, aloe, Siberian ginseng and valerian.’
- ‘Lastly, echinacea, goldenseal and alfalfa may alleviate symptoms and promote healing.’
- ‘The clay dries up pore-clogging oil, and the goldenseal and tea tree oil kill the bacteria that cause infection.’
- ‘These products often include comfrey, chickweed, echinacea, calendula, goldenseal, plantain, essential oils, and a host of other herbs in a base of olive oil and beeswax.’
- ‘He theorized that, along with the disinfectant qualities of the goldenseal, the heat from the tea had aided in killing germs.’
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.