Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marine fish with an almost disc-shaped body. It lives in tropical inshore waters, where it often forms schools.
- ‘By the time we reached the bottom the sharks had gone, but as we rounded a sharp corner we came upon a school of spadefish.’
- ‘Atlantic spadefish, for example, which average 3 to 4 pounds, are plentiful for now and are relatively good to eat.’
- ‘A pair of spadefish and grey angelfish circled above the rays, waiting to pick up left-overs.’
- ‘At Blind Man Rock, a shoal of Atlantic spadefish streams back and forth in the shallows.’
- ‘As well as seeing many barracuda, we encountered a shoal of Atlantic spadefish and angelfish.’
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.