Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aquatic European snail with a brown conical shell, living typically in fresh water.
- ‘During its life cycle, the parasitic trematode depends on several hosts, including pond snails.’
- ‘We were led to propose a creative evolutionary role for intragenic DNA inversions through our studies of the nitric oxide-signaling pathway in the nervous system of a pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis.’
- ‘The marine shell and pond snails were associated with adult females, the whistle and iron ore, with a young child.’
- ‘Mallards and black ducks also dive for pond snails and probably a range of aquatic insects like dragonfly nymphs.’
- ‘Predator snails control plant-eating snails, and pond snails help keep the water clean.’
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.