Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A powan (fish) of a variety occurring only in three lakes in the English Lake District.
- ‘The aim of the byelaws is to protect populations of rare fish, including vendace, schelly and arctic charr, which live in Cumbria's lakes.’
- ‘We are privileged to have internationally important fish stocks on our doorstep, including salmon in the River Kent, and rare species such as char and schelly in the nearby lakes.’
- ‘Pumping water from the lakes into Haweswater could even benefit rare species by avoiding a ‘serious mortality’ of schelly, a rare fish, in the reservoir.’
Mid 18th century: a local name.
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.