Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long black American racer, especially the common Northern blacksnake ("Coluber constrictor constrictor"), the adult of which is a patternless black, above and below.
- ‘I told him, ‘No son, that's just an old blacksnake.’’
- ‘It seems once blacksnakes learn its easier to get baby birds, be it chickens or bluebirds, they don't try for mice any longer.’
- ‘When agitated, blacksnakes hiss loudly, flattening the body laterally so that the white skin between the scales can be seen.’
- ‘Though I felt lucky to have blacksnakes around our barn and sheds to keep the mice in check, I just never could get as comfortable with any snakes as my younger son is.’
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.