Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A free-swimming bivalve mollusc, the shell of which is typically white and has a rough, ribbed external surface.
- ‘The crab was presumably going to try to break it open as soon as possible, but the file shell's acid secretions may have permitted a last-minute escape.’
- ‘A spiny file shell can use its foot to bounce up from the bottom and can swim, but file shells have no eyes.’
- ‘The file shell, like the scallop, can move very rapidly by clapping its shells together.’
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.