Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stalkless barnacle that attaches itself to a variety of surfaces including rocks, ships, and marine animals. Large numbers of individuals may form a heavy encrustation that can affect the progress of a ship.
- ‘Limpets and acorn barnacles are the most important food items on the wintering grounds of the Black Turnstone.’
- ‘Here we will find acorn barnacles, mussels, crabs, and sea stars.’
- ‘A tiny shell, acorn barnacles, and sand lie within the well of the bowl.’
- ‘Chthamalus anisopoma is a mid-intertidal acorn barnacle distributed throughout the Gulf of California.’
- ‘Mussels were removed using scrapers, a process that necessarily also removed most acorn barnacles intermingled among the mussels.’
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.