Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aberrant deep-water sea cucumber that lacks a respiratory tree. Most live on the seabed and have leglike appendages, while some swim by means of webbed papillae.
- ‘Many specimens of the elasipod holothurian Penilpidia ludwigi were found among the swimmers captured by several sediment traps moored above the seafloor.’
- ‘There is no caecum except in the elasipods which possess a rectal pocket.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Elasipoda, from Greek elasmos beaten metal + pous, pod- foot.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.