Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for pleopod
- ‘Swimming crabs can easily be recognized by the fact that their hindmost legs have developed into ‘swimmerets’, paddle shaped at the ends so that they can be used for propulsion.’
- ‘A setose lobster has distinct hairs on the swimmerets under its tails, indicating breeding condition.’
- ‘After fertilization, she glues the eggs to her swimmerets (swimming legs).’
- ‘She peered at the remains through an oversized magnifying glass, paying careful attention to the swimmerets near the tail.’
- ‘The female swimmerets are slightly larger and more feathery with tiny hairs, while the tail itself is often larger and more pliable to accommodate the eggs.’
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.