Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A weed which is considered to be harmful to the environment or animals, especially one which may be the subject of regulations governing attempts to control it.‘a trial of remote-controlled helicopter technology in the fight against noxious weeds, mosquitoes, and other pests’[as modifier] ‘most states have their own noxious weed laws’
- ‘‘This perennial garden plant has become a noxious weed and is spreading rapidly throughout North America,’ says Farr.’
- ‘Do not compost meat scraps, dead animals, pet manure, diseased plant material, or noxious weeds.’
- ‘The formation of buds on roots enables the propagation of plants by root cuttings and is an important means of spreading noxious weeds.’
- ‘Many states require the control of noxious weeds because of their harmful impact on recreational areas and farmland.’
- ‘A project that removes noxious weeds, re-plants vegetation and stops soil erosion in an ecologically sensitive area of Alberta is going ahead for the second year.’
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.