Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A predatory marine mollusk that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters.
- ‘Excavations found a rough stone chamber-like feature towards the east end with a female burial, bones from various other individuals, and a necklace of dog whelk shells.’
- ‘Lermond distributed mementoes which featured a picture of the dog whelk.’
- ‘The scientist looked at imposex in the dog whelk, a common snail along the coast of New South Wales.’
- ‘Perforated cowrie shell beads and a boar's tusk - both interpreted as items of jewellery - were found at Sand with lumps of ochre and a type of dog whelk which produces a purple dye.’
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.