Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A filamentous green alga of a genus that includes blanket weed.
- ‘The magnified parade of protozoas, amoeba proteus and paramecia aurelia, with spirogyras and volvox green algae, amazed the kids.’
- ‘It was a picture of spirogyra, a single cell organism, taken through a microscope.’
- ‘The spirogyras send their contents through the conjugations tubes to the other one.’
Modern Latin, from spiro- ‘spiral’ + Greek guros, gura ‘round’.
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.