Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A surface-dwelling colonial marine coelenterate of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. It has a disc-like float bearing a sail that is used to catch the wind.
- ‘While by-the-wind sailors resemble jellyfish in structure, Craig said they are not classified as a true jellyfish.’
- ‘Does the unusually early and large influx of by-the-wind sailors indicate anything?’
- ‘However, if the beach is covered with by-the-wind sailors, this could be a signal to look for glass floats.’
- ‘The by-the-wind sailor is actually a whole colony of tiny jellyfish-like creatures called polyps.’
- ‘The by-the-wind sailor is a colonial hydroid that has adapted to life on the ocean wave.’
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.