Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small fish occurring mainly in shallow or intertidal water, with a sucker for attachment to rocks and other surfaces.
- ‘Lumpsuckers and clingfishes have sucker attachments that help them hang on to rocks so they aren't buffeted by the waves.’
- ‘It is the most widespread of 4 species of clingfish in the family Gobiesocidae found in British seas.’
- ‘Sonora clingfish live under rocks, to which they cling, and in little or no water.’
- ‘His research interests are leatherjackets, clingfishes, biodiversity in shallow reefs and the Leeuwin Current.’
- ‘Pressure difference adhesion and a kinetic pectoral girdle thus allow the clingfish to exploit a food resource unavailable to many other predators.’
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.