Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A creeping Eurasian plant of damp places and bare ground.
- ‘I hung belly down in the air-clear stream and looked at the bottom slipping by, one moment a waving yellow-green of a naiad bed or the sudden red of water purslane, or moving soft horns of pinktipped coontail set with slim cones of spiny snails.’
- ‘In more open places when it is not so wet one can see growing knotted pearlwort, and water purslane.’
- ‘Dogmersfield Lake is included as it forms part of the Canal's water catchment, and supports, a rich flora including some species which are very rare in or extinct from the remainder of the Basingstoke Canal system, for example lesser water plantain (Baldellia ranunculoides), bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata) and water purslane (Lythrum portula).’
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.