Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wild grass that resembles the oat.
- ‘Evergreen grasses, such as sedge, blue oat grass, and some species of feather grass, which only need renewing every 2 to 3 years.’
- ‘A strategically placed clump of blue oat grass can add a cool touch to the mid-summer garden.’
- ‘Slender wheatgrass, nodding brome, fringed brome, oat grass, red fescue, June grass, and mountain muhly are the most abundant species in dry areas.’
- ‘He hid inside a tussock of oat grass and watched as the fine thatched house rose up beside the water-hole.’
- ‘Gardener Lee of Willow, Alaska, just can't have enough blue oat grass.’
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.