Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marine or freshwater mollusc with a long conical spiral shell.
- ‘He would approach an area of sand on the bottom, wave his hand vigorously to remove the top layers and find these beautiful spire shells.’
- ‘An area of mudflat similar to that occupied by a dinghy could hold 40,000 tiny Laver spire shells, 60,000 Corophium shrimps, 50,000 Baltic Tellin shellfish or up to 500 Ragworms.’
- ‘One square metre of mud might contain thousands of tiny spire shells.’
- ‘In the sand you can find cone shells, spire shells and flatfish.’
- ‘The millions of small black specks that littered the sand were likely to have been tiny laver spire shells.’
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.