Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brown, cigar-shaped bivalve mollusc which bores into limestone and coral.
- ‘Some mussels, date mussels, secrete acid and dissolve limestone.’
- ‘The Asian mussel - also known as the Asian date mussel - is a bag mussel native to the north-western Pacific coast.’
- ‘The date mussel's shell is covered with a thick brown layer of horny material, which protects it against the acid.’
- ‘Rocks and coral blocks cast up on shore often show the tell-tale circular or oval openings of the burrows of boring bivalves such as piddocks and date mussels.’
- ‘Urchin pits and piddock and date mussel holes are valuable habitat for other animals.’
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.