Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bristle worm of the ragworm family ("Nereidae" ).
- ‘Only further studies on nereids and other organisms will allow a better evaluation of the actual impact and chemistry of acute and persistent oil pollution on chemical communication in marine environments.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Nereidae, from the Greek name Nēreus (see Nereid).
Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles.
A satellite of Neptune, the furthest from the planet, discovered in 1949. It has an irregular shape (with a diameter of about 340 km) and an eccentric orbit.
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.