Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fetid-smelling fungus that forms a hollow latticed spherical structure, the inner surface of which bears the spores.
- ‘He brought along an example of the cage fungus Clathrus ruber collected from a garden in Pondwell.’
- ‘Liz tells me that while she and Roy were in Majorca they came across several specimens of the fungus Clathrus ruber, sometimes called the cage fungus.’
- ‘The Clathrus, often known as the Cage fungus because of its cage-like appearance when it opens, has tiny filaments that usually lie underground.’
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.