Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large, smooth-scaled North American constrictor which typically has shiny dark brown or black skin with lighter markings.
- ‘Depending on the size of the meal, the kingsnake may not eat again for several days.’
- ‘The kingsnake may discharge musk from glands at the base of the tail and vibrate its tail when disturbed.’
- ‘Though I've never seen a snake forty feet up a telephone pole-straight pine, I have seen black kingsnake about half that high on twisted slash, a smaller pine.’
- ‘At the zoo, the kingsnake started to wrap his body around the zookeeper's arm when he got scared.’
- ‘Sometimes the kingsnake will begin consuming the rattlesnake before it is dead.’
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.