Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A coral with sturdy antler-like branches, found in shallow waters throughout the Caribbean.
- ‘White pox has nearly wiped out hornlike elkhorn coral in some reefs in the Caribbean and elsewhere.’
- ‘The team's research emphasis is on Acropora palmata, or elkhorn coral, a major reef-building coral.’
- ‘Its victim is the elkhorn coral, an important Caribbean species that provides most of the reef structure in shallow water.’
- ‘The same disease had eliminated the elkhorn coral which should form a natural breakwater for Caribbean shores.’
- ‘Although later research showed it to be contagious, white pox appears to strike only one kind of coral - ‘the magnificent branching elkhorn coral,’ known as the ‘giant redwoods of the reef,’ said Porter.’
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.