Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An echinoderm which has a thick worm-like body with tentacles around the mouth. They typically have rows of tube feet along the body and breathe by means of a respiratory tree.
- ‘One end of the sea cucumber is its mouth, recognizable by a fringe of tentacles.’
- ‘The sam sun cham pong is amped up with even more deluxe seafood, including crisp slices of glossy sea cucumber.’
- ‘Not an unusual order in Japan, where aficionados of raw and pickled sea cucumber (a plankton-feeding marine invertebrate that looks a little like a pickle) enjoy theirs with beer.’
- ‘The salted and cured viscera of the Selenka sea cucumber, considered a delicacy of Japanese cuisine, is very expensive and difficult to find in the United States.’
- ‘First, the skin of the sea cucumber is removed to avoid its bitter taste.’
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.