Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- North American term for red mullet
- ‘There were shoals of grunt and goatfish sheltering in the shadow of our boat.’
- ‘In the shallower water gather surgeonfish, triggerfish, scorpionfish, goatfish and giant clams.’
- ‘Following them will often be a crowd of wrasse or snapper, hoping to nip in for a free meal uncovered by the goatfish.’
- ‘The same goes for bannerfish, one-spot grunts, snappers, goatfish and jacks.’
- ‘Dozens of demoiselles hovered, waiting for the combfish to remove their parasites while the goatfish below seemed oblivious to the free grooming services available.’
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.