Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A speckled brown terrestrial flatworm up to 15 cm in length, accidentally introduced from New Zealand to Britain where it is destroying earthworm populations.
- ‘The New Zealand flatworm is concentrated in southern Scotland and the Australian flatworm in southwest England.’
- ‘The New Zealand flatworm is found mainly in the north of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.’
- ‘Studies on captive New Zealand flatworms have shown that they can consume several earthworms in a week.’
- ‘The New Zealand flatworm, introduced into Edinburgh in potted plants in 1960, is now eating native earthworms throughout central Scotland and endangering the fertility of the soil.’
- ‘It is forty years since the first New Zealand flatworms were first recorded in Ireland.’
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.