Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small bottom-dwelling shark that has catlike eyes and small dorsal fins set well back. It is typically strikingly marked and lives in warmer waters.
- ‘The brown cat shark is oviparous, with eggs deposited in transparent oblong cases slightly over 5 cm long.’
- ‘When I first saw the banded cat shark at the zoo, I had a hard time understanding why they called it that.’
- ‘As a finale, Reon takes us the next day to a local reef famous for its cat sharks.’
- ‘The deepsea cat shark has a broad snout with 8 or 9 rows of pores along the ventral surface.’
- ‘The funding allowed the crew to search parts of the ocean never seen before, turning up cat sharks, slime eels and other unusual animals.’
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.