Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An earthworm found in dung or compost, used by anglers as bait.
- ‘Martin was using sweetcorn as bait and I was trying small dungworms (brandlings).’
- ‘The best bait, in early spring, is the red dungworm, but in June and July the fly is probably the most killing.’
- ‘Other baits such as a bunch of flying ants, a dungworm turned inside out, thin strips of meat, short pieces of worms, chicken livers and entrails have all been used to catch catfish.’
- ‘Every time we went to visit, the first thing we did was say hello, then we looked in the freezer for the container of dungworms so we could take it out to thaw for dinner!’
- ‘In addition the Mielie Float can be used together with other baits such as worms, crickets, dungworms or flying ants, for example.’
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.