Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lamprey of rivers and coastal waters in NW Europe.
- ‘In November 1964 he found a lampern, a relative of the blood-sucking lamprey.’
- ‘The river lamprey or lampern, Lampetra fluviatilis, is a smaller fish, and so is the Arctic lamprey, L. japonica.’
Middle English: from Old French lampreion, diminutive of lampreie ‘lamprey’.
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.