Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall plant of the borage family that has a mousy smell and bears long silky hairs, small purplish flowers, and tongue-shaped leaves.
- ‘Great hound's tongue may be found from southern British Columbia south to San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties, Californa.’
- ‘The large nutrient reserves in seeds of hound's tongue allow rapid seedling root growth.’
- ‘Hound's Tongue is so named because of its broadly oval leaves which apparently look like hound's tongues.’
- ‘Like blue hound's tongue, this plant has burrs that attach to cattle, causing irritation.’
- ‘In case you are not familiar with hound's tongue, please get familiar with it and watch for large populations.’
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.