Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant whose seeds have anthelmintic properties.
- ‘This plant is closely related to the parent plant of American wormseed oil.’
- ‘He says that the impression that wormseed oil is produced from a wild herb of that name is misleading.’
- ‘Most of the wormseed of commerce comes from the steppes of the northern portion of Turkestan whence it finds its way to Moscow and Western Europe.’
- ‘One of the farmers in southern Carroll County who raised wormseed was Larry Haines, now a state senator.’
- ‘Other artemisias, some American, are also called wormwood; still others include southernwood, tarragon, silver king Artemisia, old woman, or dusty miller, Roman wormwood, sagebrush, and the Levant wormseed, which yields santonin.’
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.