Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shrub or small tree of the cashew family that bears long feathery plumes of flowers, giving it a smoky appearance.
- ‘Smoke trees behave best in poor, rocky soil in full sun. Too much food and water spoils the plant and it becomes headstrong and hard to control.’
- ‘The smoke tree, Cotinas Royal Purple, has leaves the same shade as the name implies, while Rhus typhina lacinate, the stag's horn sumach, with leaves of a fiery orange, is one of the cheapest and most attractive of autumn dazzlers.’
- ‘Because Smoke Trees require relatively abundant water, they are often found along sandy or gravelly flats, arroyos and washes, often with Creosote Bush, from elevations below sea level to 1500 feet.’
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.