Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing bivalve mollusk of temperate and warm seas, with concentric growth rings and irregular colored markings.
- ‘Look for the shells of common species such as cockles, trough shells, sand gapers, carpet shells, razor shells, striped Venus and thin tellins.’
- ‘They aren't as salty and assertive as, say, vongole veraci, or carpet shell clams, or the littleneck clams that are so common here on the East Coast of the U.S.’
- ‘Nowadays, oyster and mussel farmers have been joined by farmers of carpet shell clams.’
- ‘The high productivity of the wetlands supports a profitable marine population including carpet shells, gilthead and eels.’
- ‘Fauna and fauna include live cockles, trough shells, carpet shells and tellins.’
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.