Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical aquatic plant of the arum family that forms a floating rosette of leaves.
- ‘The move is aimed at trying to slow spread of harmful aquatic vegetation such as hydrilla, hyacinth, water lettuce and salvinia, alien plants that can denigrate freshwater fisheries.’
- ‘Three illegal species that top the list are the highly invasive water hyacinth, water lettuce and giant salvinia.’
- ‘I like the gray-green leaves of water lettuce, another boatlike floater, and the tiny fronds of Azolla filiculoides, a fern that happens to float.’
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.