Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hardened impervious layer, typically of clay, occurring in or below the soil and impairing drainage and plant growth.
- ‘The simplest way to see if your soil has a hardpan or compaction layer below the surface is to take a metal rod and walk around your property sticking it into the ground.’
- ‘A reader in Tucson says he plays public courses where the greenside bunkers have just a thin layer of sand over hardpan.’
- ‘Depending on torque and speed of specific models, they can be used in conditions ranging from loose, heavy, or rocky soils to hardpan, frost, and asphalt.’
- ‘The stuff you find yourself in is primarily hardpan, glacial till, and some topsoil.’
- ‘A hardpan or impervious layer of soil (called caliche in the Southwest's low deserts) might be the cause.’
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.