Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yellow-flowered plant of the daisy family, growing in woods and empty lots.
- ‘One of the commonest weeds is nipplewort (named for the shape of the flower buds) which is spreading its leaves in small, loose rosettes.’
- ‘A fairly common garden weed, nipplewort will maintain itself in the garden so long as it is given some disturbed soil in which to self-sow.’
- ‘When nipplewort occurs in the hedge bottom, plants are often found spreading into the arable field.’
- ‘Young tortoises are fed mainly dandelions, nipplewort, sowthistle, clover and lettuce.’
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.