Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An abalone (mollusc), especially one used as food in the Channel Islands.
- ‘The ormer is a favourite with islanders who can spend hours wading through rock pools on Guernseys coastline in search of the elusive abalone.’
- ‘Although the ormer is not a commercially exploited species, it is very important both biologically and socially to Jersey.’
- ‘The Oormer is a single-shelled gastropod that crawls (limpet-like) over the rocks feeding on algae.’
Mid 17th century: Channel Islands French, from French ormier, from Latin auris maris ‘ear of the sea’ (because of its ear-like shape).
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.