Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large wedge-shaped bivalve mollusc of warm seas which burrows into the seabed where it attaches itself by strong byssus threads.
- ‘The pen shell is the largest shellfish of the Adriatic sea, with a possible length of 1200 mm.’
- ‘Included are pen shells, pearl oysters and a young Tridacna.’
- ‘Perfect for photography, the cave walls and rocky floor are filled with marine life, including pen shells and seahorses.’
- ‘Modern pinnoideans, or ‘pen shells,’ are shallowly to deeply endobyssate, equivalved, edentulous, ham-shaped bivalves with a single, slightly submerged, opisthodetic ligament.’
- ‘The top of this elegant accent table is hand-laid with pen shell to create an artistic pattern.’
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.