Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A red earthworm used in composting kitchen waste and as fishing bait.
- ‘Three-inch, dark red-maroon redworms have yellowish undersides and work their way through the top 6-12 inches of soil horizontally.’
- ‘Finally, add the worms, usually redworms, which are widely available for sale.’
- ‘Fishing a groundbait feeder with chopped worm he fished redworm on the hook tempting small carp and tench.’
- ‘The classic grayling bait is a small redworm: grayling just love them.’
- ‘The closest you can get to fishing with a natural bait for these timid tench is with the humble maggot and redworm.’
2A parasitic nematode worm occurring in the intestines of horses.
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.