Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Treated as plural. An order of hydroid coelenterates (class Hydrozoa) having a polyp stage that lacks a perisarc and a free-living medusa stage typically having a simple bell shape with the gonads situated primarily on the manubrium.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Anthomedusae, group name from antho- + Medusae, plural of Medusa, former genus name, apparently so called on account of the resemblance of some forms to flowers.
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.