Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common weed of the parsley family, native to Europe, with leaves that resemble those of the elder and spreading, underground stems.
- ‘It is impossible to describe the entirely original flavour of ground elder when cooked.’
- ‘Do not put in perennial weeds such as dock or ground elder and shake off as much soil as possible from the other weeds.’
- ‘When you have got 10 poles of ground elder to deal with and it takes two bus journeys to get there, a hosepipe ban is the least of your worries.’
- ‘Having said that, be assured that late summer is ideal for tackling the growth of difficult weeds such as ground elder, brambles, bindweed and Japanese knotweed.’
- ‘Don't add tough perennial weeds such as ground elder, thistles and nettles as their roots are likely to survive and will spread with your compost.’
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.