Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small oak of the coastal plains of the southeastern US, with leathery three-lobed leaves shaped like the outline of a turkey track.
- ‘The canopy of the woodland is dominated by oak and ash but, in the 19th century, more exotic species - such as sweet chestnut, lime and turkey oak were introduced.’
- ‘In the northeastern part of the area is a sand ridge supporting a turkey oak.’
- ‘Our hospital has, since its foundation, had as its symbol the turkey oak that was in its grounds.’
- ‘Myrtle oak, turkey oak, and Chapman oak are often so densely spaced that few other plants can grow beneath them.’
- ‘While the understory growth of bluejack and turkey oak may be thinned, layers and layers of avian understory abound in these airy halls.’
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.