Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a number of deep-bodied edible marine fishes, in particular:
- ‘An adult Old Wife is easily recognised by its distinctive shape and colouration.’
- ‘Large schools of old wives, bullseyes and big trevally, too wily for the fishermen, took refuge here.’
- ‘Heading up the boulder slope towards Slot Cave to look for a resident school of old wives, we came across a couple of Port Jackson shark egg cases, which reminded me of WWI hand grenades.’
- ‘Porcupine fish and old wives hover near encrusted piles, while talma poke among the soft corals.’
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.