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.
- ‘Later I found myself in a veritable colony of carrier shells, Xenophora conchyliophora, each sporting a little green garden on its back.’
- ‘They are bivalves and really cool carrier shells.’
- ‘In this case, it is assumed the sponge does the attaching rather than the carrier shell, although this is by no means certain.’
- ‘Right, a similar carrier shell shows numerous small shells cemented in place around the edges of each whorl.’
- ‘We marvel at the internal intricacy of a well-decorated carrier shell and its adornments.’
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.