Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brittlestar having branched arms.
- ‘One site on the landward side of the fjord was an almost vertical wall leading down to a ledge at 30m, where we were told we should find large sea spiders and basket stars.’
- ‘The basket star, looking more like a soft coral with its delicate branching arms, reaches out into the current in search of its next meal.’
- ‘Ophiuroids are a large group of echinoderms that includes the brittle stars and basket stars (Euryalida).’
- ‘By contrast with other echinoderm species, basket stars are unknown in storm drift lines.’
- ‘Huge cauliflower soft corals, basket stars and brightly coloured sponges seem to cover almost every centimetre of reef.’
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.