Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for Bêche-de-mer
- ‘The flesh of the trepang has to be drenched in water for a long time prior to cooking, in order to remove a lot of the gelatinous goo, or so I'm told.’
- ‘This trade included the abundant trepang harvested in north Australia.’
- ‘In the Far East they are also exploited as a dried, salted or smoked food called trepang or beche-de-mer and they are also vital to the development of a healthy reef, acting like giant earthworms and recycling nutrients.’
- ‘Certainly trepang from this trade reached China.’
- ‘Macassan fishermen in search of trepang (sea slugs or beche-de-mer) began visiting northern Australia about the 1720s.’
Late 18th century: from Malay teripang.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.