Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mollusc of warm seas which camouflages itself by cementing shell fragments and pebbles to its shell.
- ‘Right, a similar carrier shell shows numerous small shells cemented in place around the edges of each whorl.’
- ‘They are bivalves and really cool carrier shells.’
- ‘We marvel at the internal intricacy of a well-decorated carrier shell and its adornments.’
- ‘Later I found myself in a veritable colony of carrier shells, Xenophora conchyliophora, each sporting a little green garden on its back.’
- ‘In this case, it is assumed the sponge does the attaching rather than the carrier shell, although this is by no means certain.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.