Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian stream-side willow which has narrow leaves with silky white hairs on both sides, and bark which contains salicin.
- ‘The water comes from what the company says was once land covered in vast forests of white willow containing Salicin.’
- ‘Herbs that alleviate pain are meadowsweet and the white willow tree - both are a natural source of aspirin.’
- ‘To relieve headache pain, herbalists recommend white willow bark.’
- ‘He had ended up in a clearing, with white willows leaning to towards the water, trailing their long leafy curtain of fingers through the cool refreshing spring.’
- ‘Today's aspirin is a synthetic copy of the compound from a white willow tree studied by Dioscorides, who noted that juices from its bark and leaves eased colds' aches and fevers.’
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.