Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bivalve mollusc of warm seas, the pinkish-brown shell of which is heavily ribbed and bears blunt or flattened spines.
- ‘However, there are many marine parks and sanctuaries in which the thorny oysters may be found.’
- ‘I can still see the vivid orange flesh of a large thorny oyster, its shell spread open and decorated with a quilt of coral.’
- ‘Scallops, also called thorny oysters, are burrowing creatures; with a few exceptions they are able to swim.’
- ‘All of the long tines that identify thorny oysters easily were gone, but a few nubs remained.’
- ‘By late prehispanic times, the thorny oyster was distributed widely throughout the central Andes.’
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.