Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sea urchin.
- ‘While having a swim at the Cay, I just missed stepping on a sea egg… one o de black ones… Phew!’
- ‘My brothers would fish from the wharf and poke at the sea eggs beneath the stepsand the younger ones would squeal in delight to see their spikes moving in the waves.’
- ‘Biologically alien items had washed ashore - purple ‘sea eggs,’ seaweed bulbs as delicate as Faberge eggs; and the long strands of bleached white sponge known as ‘dead men's fingers.’’
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.