Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for elephant seal
- ‘Within minutes of landing at Marion, Swire and the ship's doctor killed a fur seal to no purpose, because they later discovered it was a sea elephant, the skin of which was worthless.’
- ‘But it gives you the sensation of standing mug to mug with a sea elephant.’
- ‘This peninsula also shelters sea lions and sea elephants, whose male members openly struggle to seize their females during the breeding season.’
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.