Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A grayish-blue variety of blacksnake ("Coluber constrictor foxii"), found in the central US.
- ‘On Pelee Island in Lake Erie, prescribed burns maintain the rare and endangered elvar ecosystem, the only known breeding ground in Canada of the blue racer snake.’
- ‘There were snakes that puffed themselves us and played dead until you were near enough; there were blue racers longer than me that could swirl up trees and then drop on you.’
- ‘He used to store dead blue racers in the freezer, which made you think hard about going for that Fudgsicle.’
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.