Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The flattened oval internal skeleton of the cuttlefish, which is made of white lightweight chalky material. It is used as a dietary supplement for cage birds and for making casts for precious metal items.‘parakeets require only a cuttlebone to hone their beaks’mass noun ‘cuttlebone has long been used for casting pieces of jewellery’
- ‘Fresh drinking water, oystershell grit, and cuttlebone were available ad libitum.’
- ‘Another item that should be kept in your parakeet's cage is either a cuttlebone or a mineral block.’
- ‘Both groups had access to cuttlebone and fresh water ad libitum.’
- ‘Almost any bird needs a cuttlebone or mineral equivalent to keep their bones healthy and beaks sharp.’
- ‘The bird should also be provided with fresh cuttlebone and fresh water.’
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.