Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A porcupine fish with spines that are permanently erected, occurring in tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.
- ‘He noticed fish - four specimens of porcupine and burrfish - during a walk at Kayser's Beach along the water line and counted 86 in a one kilometre stretch.’
- ‘This fish is known as a yellow-spotted burrfish or Cyclichthys spilostylus.’
- ‘Covered in corals and sponges, it is a colourful environment stacked with sea-horses, young spiny burrfish and cornetfish.’
- ‘I went hunting for my sea-creature, and I think that it might have been a Cyclichthys orbicularis (Birdbeak burrfish).’
- ‘A spiny burrfish is over-optimistic about staying hidden in the dark.’
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.