Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marine echinoderm (invertebrate) with five or more radiating arms. The undersides of the arms bear tube feet for locomotion and, in predatory species, for opening the shells of molluscs.
- ‘Scattered on the cloth are pinecones and seashells, a sand dollar, a starfish, a sea urchin.’
- ‘Echinoderms include the sea urchins and starfish.’
- ‘Thus far there are no serious signs of predation by crabs or starfish.’
- ‘Sea urchins and starfish are the last and most obvious group of marine creatures lurking to catch unwary and clumsy humans.’
- ‘Growth on the hull of the wreck consists largely of small shells with grazing sea urchins and starfish.’
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.