Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fish with a high sail-like dorsal fin, in particular:
- ‘One billfish, the sailfish, can swim in bursts of speed over 70 mph.’
- ‘The fishermen also chartered a deep-sea fishing boat for the day while in the Seychelles, bagging boxfuls of bonito but failing to spot the prized sailfish or black marlin.’
- ‘In Anguilla, the only sailfish we ever caught was on a kite-bait, and our most successful tarpon fishing there revolved around winds strong enough to lift the kites.’
- ‘In summer, great shoals of gamefish arrive, including giant kingfish, barracuda, sailfish and bonito.’
- ‘For game fisherman the great catches are marlin, sailfish, tarpon and bonefish.’
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.