Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A biennial herb of European origin with pink flowers on prickly stems. It is established across most of North America and is regarded as a noxious weed nearly everywhere.
- ‘Sheep are efficient foragers and, unlike cattle, can thrive on a fair number of invasive weeds, such as leafy spurge and spotted knapweed.’
- ‘Recently, as part of a school project, two teenagers have been coming out to the farm to raise beetles that selectively attack spotted knapweed.’
- ‘Invasive plant species, such as spotted knapweed, may out-compete native grasses.’
- ‘The weeds, spotted knapweed and leafy spurge, are native to Europe.’
- ‘The spotted knapweed is a European invader that, over the last hundred years, has spread throughout the pastures and rangeland of western North America, often out-competing native species.’
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.