Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large marine arthropod with a domed horseshoe-shaped shell, a long tail spine, and ten legs, little changed since the Devonian.
- ‘Little changed over the past 500 million years, the chambered nautilus is considered a ‘living fossil’, like the horseshoe crab and the coelacanth.’
- ‘Many arthropods are also present including the horseshoe crab Mesolimulus and the crayfish Mecochirus.’
- ‘Where space permits, oysters and jingle shells sometimes anchor themselves to the horseshoe crab.’
- ‘The horseshoe crab, which is not really a crab but more closely related to scorpions and spiders, has been described as an armored box that moves.’
- ‘The horseshoe crab goes back in the fossil record over two hundred million years without any major changes.’
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.