Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large fish of the mackerel family, serving as an important food fish in the tropical western Atlantic.
- ‘The range of the cero mackerel is limited to the western Atlantic Ocean, from Massachusetts, USA south to Brazil, including the Bahamas and West Indies.’
- ‘Resembling a large Spanish mackerel, the cero mackerel has both stripes and dots on its side.’
- ‘Mention should also be made of a Caribbean species, S. regalis, the cero.’
Late 19th century: from Spanish sierra ‘saw or sawfish’.
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.