Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A Eurasian cress which grows in running water and whose pungent leaves are used in salad.
- ‘Jobs in one of Hampshire's most distinctive industries, watercress growing, are under threat from government proposals.’
- ‘Most aquatic plants prefer calm water, with the exception of watercress, which seems to prefer moving water.’
- ‘The watercress plants would grow from seeds sprayed from the air.’
- ‘Edible plants for your pond include watercress, water chestnuts, and arrowhead or Wapato.’
- ‘Off the land there were mushrooms, snails in the dry-stone walls, watercress in the ditches, rock pigeon and hare - my brother had a lurcher dog called Jess.’
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.