Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yellow-flowered herbaceous potentilla with silvery compound leaves, a common grassland weed of north temperate regions.
- ‘But often I grazed fields like this one, searching for silverweed, wild garlic, cress in the damp corners.’
- ‘After a last stream - beehives here - we're on a dead-end road with silverweed growing down the middle of the Tarmac.’
- ‘The undersides of the leaves are silvery with fine hairs, hence the name silverweed.’
- ‘Expansion of the endangered silverweed at Wolf Lake is another sign of success.’
- ‘The Pacific silverweed prefers sunny coastal dunes to marsh edges, sandy bluffs, wetland meadows and mudflats.’
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.