Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tough creeping grass that can become an invasive weed.
- ‘When a visitor stands in the center of the trail and scans eastward across the tops of a myriad of purple meadow rue, old witch grass, big blue stem, and wild raspberries and plum, ‘natural history’ becomes visually literal.’
- ‘Witch grass is an annual grass native to North America that infests field crops, small grains, grasslands, and a variety of other habitats.’
- ‘I've done two years of lasagne composting, followed by two layers of weed cloth, and then about six inches of wood chips - the witch grass keeps coming through with a vengeance.’
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.