Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing bivalve mollusc which has a highly convex, almost spherical, shell.
- ‘Some 68% of the species are encrusters and form colourful, circular, or linear patches on hard substrata, especially dead scallop shells and dog cockles.’
- ‘Further north in the lough the waters slow and coarse submarine sand dunes are inhabited by a type of sea-cucumber and dog cockles.’
- ‘Note the brown colour of the dog cockles, indicating that the sand is polluted by mud.’
- ‘There is plenty of life, judging by the number of shells lying around, including razor shells, big Arctica islandica and dog cockles.’
- ‘Coarse gravels and sands are home to sea-cucumbers and dog cockles, largely buried for protection, and tough sea-mats, able to withstand the scouring of water-borne sand.’
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.