Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sweet-scented Eurasian grass that is sometimes grown as a meadow or hay grass.
- ‘Kentucky bluegrass, hairy goldenrod, and sweet vernal grass, accounted for 57% of herb importance.’
- ‘The photo shows the seed heads of both species, with those of sweet vernal grass being greener and narrower.’
- ‘In many places it is found growing with Danthonia semi-annularis, and the introduced sweet vernal grass and yellow suckling.’
- ‘Especially when cultivated in lowlands or in humid weather, sweet vernal grass is very sensitive to rust and leaf diseases.’
- ‘Recently, several samples of sweet vernal grass have been sent in for identification.’
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.