Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing bivalve mollusc of temperate and warm seas, with concentric growth rings and irregular coloured markings.
- ‘The high productivity of the wetlands supports a profitable marine population including carpet shells, gilthead and eels.’
- ‘Nowadays, oyster and mussel farmers have been joined by farmers of carpet shell clams.’
- ‘Look for the shells of common species such as cockles, trough shells, sand gapers, carpet shells, razor shells, striped Venus and thin tellins.’
- ‘Fauna and fauna include live cockles, trough shells, carpet shells and tellins.’
- ‘They aren't as salty and assertive as, say, vongole veraci, or carpet shell clams, or the littleneck clams that are so common here on the East Coast of the U.S.’
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.