Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An invasive and noxious vine, native to Asia, that has downward-pointing barbs on the stem and the underside of leaves. It is considered an ecological threat in the eastern US.
- ‘And while kudzu was imported and initially planted on purpose in the United States, mile-a-minute weed arrived here by accident.’
- ‘I have studied both aquatic and terrestrial plants including water hyacinth, alligator weed, water chestnut, mile-a-minute weed, common and giant ragweeds, leafy spurge, and Canada thistle.’
- ‘She also added that the knotweed spraying would occur some time next week and would include spraying for mile-a-minute weeds.’
- ‘Thickets of mile-a-minute weed can reduce plant diversity in natural areas and degrade wildlife habitat.’
- ‘Paras is working with weevils, small black insects that feed on mile-a-minute weed, an invasive alien vine from Asia.’
- ‘Bob Trumbule, an entomologist with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, looks for signs of weevils that have been turned loose to combat the mile-a-minute weeds growing in Meadowbrook Park.’
- ‘In the case of mile-a-minute weed the seeds remain viable for at least four years, possibly longer.’
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.