Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disease of cultivated flowers and vegetables caused by eelworm infestation, resulting in galls on the roots.
- ‘The research team discovered a comprehensive spectrum of parasitism genes in root-knot and cyst nematodes.’
- ‘Some soils, especially the warm, sandy loams that peas do well in, are often infested with root-knot nematodes.’
- ‘It is spread not only by grafting, but also by mechanical means and root-knot nematodes.’
- ‘In U.S. cotton, the major species comprise root-knot, reniform, lance, and sting nematodes.’
- ‘The targeted pests were chickweed, prickly lettuce, and root-knot nematode.’
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.