Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Jockeying for position, directly ahead of the knobby, barnacled, good-natured whale, the porpoise catches a free ride.’
- ‘But the rock was barnacled, sea-plucked and sound.’
- ‘As a ponderous Loggerhead turtle scrapes her way up the midnight sands of Queensland's Heron Island, seemingly bearing the weight of the world upon her barnacled back, I can see how the idea arose.’
- ‘Niarbyl Bay was so bleak and dreary a place - nothing but tide-swept barnacled rocks and a fast-food hut - that, had this destination not remained a mystery, no one would have boarded the bus.’
- ‘Surrounding us on all sides was an unbroken wall of pinnacles - huge cetacean humps barnacled with impossibly large cornices, seracs, and needlelike spires.’
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.