Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A predatory marine mollusc which has a shell that forms a long slender spiral with a narrow canal extending downwards from the aperture.
- ‘The shell species in question was the spindle shell Latiris spicer.’
- ‘Commonly known as white spindle shells, the Fusinus Colus are usually found in shallow tropical waters.’
- ‘They have shells of about 1,500 species and harbor a particular interest in the Fusinus genus: spindle shells.’
- ‘In an amazing range of objects, from a quill, spindle shell and salmon to a hand and wing, these objects serve as both an affordable piece of art and a highly useable writing instrument.’
- ‘This is a Salisbury's Spindle, of the spindle shell family.’
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.