Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender marine fish of the cod family, typically occurring in shallow water or tidal pools.
- ‘The bait also attracts additional dogfish, flounders, rockling, pout and school bass and makes for a busy session.’
- ‘Tope packs come in shallow and work the edges of stony reefs looking for black bream, school bass, rockling and even small dogfish.’
- ‘Nobody would say that a flounder, dab or rockling is going to pull hard, although I admit that flounder on light rods are fun.’
- ‘In these extreme northern latitudes of Baffin Bay, by-catch consisted primarily of gelatinous snailfish, Arctic skate, and four-beard rockling.’
- ‘Spider crabs stalked the seabed; wrasse, blennies, shannies and rockling darted over the reefs, and pollack wheeled overhead.’
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.