Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian plant of the mallow family, with large heart-shaped velvety leaves and yellow flowers. It is naturalized in North America, where it has become a serious weed of farmland.
- ‘Predominant weed species at both locations/years were velvetleaf, common waterhemp and green foxtail, with the densities ranging from 70-100 plants per square yard.’
- ‘Apply with 2 to 4 quarts per acre of liquid nitrogen fertilizer when velvetleaf is a target weed.’
- ‘Weed control with each of the products tested was better than 90% on large crabgrass, palmer amaranth and velvetleaf.’
- ‘Large-seeded weeds like velvetleaf that can emerge from deep in the soil are very resistant to shallow cultivation with weeders.’
- ‘If soybeans are exhibiting cupped leaves but velvetleaf in the field appears normal there is a good likelihood that the cupping is an environmental response rather than one caused by a growth regulator herbicide.’
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.