Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small European freshwater fish of the sculpin family, having a broad flattened head and most active at night.Also called bullhead
- ‘They are also called miller's thumbs in some parts of the country.’
- ‘There's also the problem that in streams with lots of miller's thumbs, rocks to hide under are the limiting factor.’
- ‘Lampreys and miller's thumbs may not be caught but poisoning by liquid manure or destruction of their environment by modern land drainage schemes goes unpunished.’
- ‘Also in the river are miller's thumbs and lamprey, a prehistoric fish, that buries into silt when young and behaves like a worm.’
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.