Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fire coral.
- ‘Along with its close relatives the jelly-fish, sea anemones, eel grass, millepores and other members of the cnidarian branch, they have the simplest mode of organization of all multicellular animals.’
- ‘Components of both major axial patterning systems of the Bilateria are differentially expressed along the primary axis of a ‘radiate’ animal, the anthozoan cnidarian Acropora millepore.’
Mid 18th century: from French millépore or modern Latin millepora, from Latin mille ‘thousand’ + porus ‘pore’.
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.