Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing marine bivalve mollusc with a thin smooth shell.
- ‘Mactridae, also known as surf or trough shells or duck clams, is a family of marine bivalve clams of the order Veneroida.’
- ‘Fauna and fauna include live cockles, trough shells, carpet shells and tellins.’
- ‘Other bivalves you are likely to see are: tellin, mussel, razor, trough shell, and sand gapers.’
- ‘High levels of chromium, mercury, lead and zinc in trough shell Spisula subtruncata from dredge dumping site Oostende could be ascribed to the dredge dumping activities.’
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.