Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of the Pteridophyta, a division of plants including the ferns and their allies (horsetails, club mosses)
- ‘H. Potonié first hypothesized the existence of a group of such transitional plants between pteridophytes and seed plants in 1899, but it is now known that ferns themselves are not the direct ancestors of seed plants.’
- ‘The term ‘xerophytic fern’ is somewhat of an oxymoron as most pteridophytes inhabit moist environments.’
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.