Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A horny coral with a vertical tree- or fan-like skeleton, living chiefly in warmer seas.
- ‘They are always associated with a particular species of red gorgonian sea fan.’
- ‘Soft corals such as the sea fan are both its feeding ground and its food.’
- ‘Our afternoon dive was at Gorgonian One, aptly named after a giant sea fan the size of a small shed.’
- ‘On the southeast side, near the airport, are magnificent reefs of soft coral and sea fans.’
- ‘The reef is fairly small and has four tiny ergs, one with a hole right through it, in the east side of which a sea fan grows.’
- ‘After scaling a sea fan, the feather star might stay for a while, hanging on by means of tiny hooks called cirri.’
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.