Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An annual grass of Asian origin that is established as an invasive ecological threat in the eastern and southern US.
- ‘Liz Lingo lays down herbicide to kill off Japanese stilt grass growing along the edge of a former sandpit deep within Killens Pond State Park.’
- ‘Grass - specifically, the pervasive invasive commonly known as Japanese stilt grass - is the latest challenge for Spooner in her 20-some years working to protect Umstead State Park.’
- ‘The stems of Japanese stilt grass are relatively hairless and resemble a smaller version of bamboo.’
- ‘Stabilize disturbed areas with native grasses before Japanese stilt grass can exploit the disturbance.’
- ‘From river bluffs to wetlands, mature forests to your own backyard, Japanese stilt grass is a ready invader of moist, neutral, or acidic soils.’
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.