Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large long-tailed ray which has a fleshy horn-like projection on each side of the mouth. It occurs on or near the surface of warm seas and feeds on plankton.
- ‘We watched a school of devil rays circling over our heads, and off the reef, to the south in the deeper waters, a white tip soldiered past.’
- ‘You'll dive up to five times a day along 100-foot walls swarming with tuna, sharks, barracuda, devil rays, and the scattered remains of sunken World War II wrecks.’
- ‘Here, dense shoals of fusiliers swim with eagle rays and devil rays, and sometimes even more unusual species are seen.’
- ‘The fish belong to a family of rays, including manta rays and devil rays, that are known for their frequent and flamboyant jumping, though the habit remains poorly understood by scientists.’
- ‘Charging ‘sumo’ size silvertip sharks in pairs; eagle rays; devil rays; leopard sharks; nurse sharks; whitetips - they are everywhere.’’
- ‘I could tell that David was quite taken with the critters, because on the rest of the dive he managed to miss two sea snakes, one devil ray and a monster barramundi cod.’
- ‘We saw a school of devil rays here, and dived through a cut in the reef so full of life that my buddy simply disappeared among it!’
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.