Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of barley with bushy spikelets, sometimes cultivated as an ornamental grass.
- ‘Robust towering angelica shelters the shell-like pea-green flowers of bells of Ireland, the graceful wisps of squirrel-tail grass and pineapple-like inflorescences of Eucomis bicolor.’
- ‘The chaparral is much like that of Santa Fe: Piñon, sagebrush, snake bush, rice grass, squirrel-tail grass, sweet grass, and an occasional clump of prickly pear cactus.’
- ‘The awns of Squirrel-tail Grass show a backward curving which, wedgelike, raises each spikelet from those below and soon separates the ripened spike, joint from joint.’
- ‘Vegetation consists predominantly of big sagebrush, little sagebrush, rabbitbrush, snowberry, bluebunch wheatgrass, Idaho fescue, and squirreltail grass.’
- ‘Seas of squirrel-tail grass shimmered around our ankles, always looking slightly out of focus as they rippled.’
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.