Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for teredo
- ‘They report on concretions from the Palaeogene London Clay of southern England that contain marine driftwood that had been extensively bored by shipworms.’
- ‘Although shipworms look like worms, they, like any good clam, have shells.’
- ‘For example, bacteria living in the intestinal glands of a wood-boring mollusk known as the shipworm provide the animal with as much as one-third of its nitrogen.’
- ‘His vessels, rotted by shipworm, were abandoned in Jamaica, where Columbus was marooned for a year.’
- ‘The biggest threat is an attack by shipworms - they can eat the whole thing.’
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.