Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bottom-dwelling marine fish that has bony armor on the skull, spines behind the head, and large brightly colored pectoral fins. It moves through the water with a gliding or flying motion.
- ‘We found a multitude of interesting subjects - flying gurnards and dragonets, strange octopuses and rainbow coloured nudibranchs, and even several different kinds of frogfish.’
- ‘The sandy seabed is popular with photographers seeking flying gurnards, flounders and cuttlefish.’
- ‘The flying gurnard is characterized by its spectacular pectoral fins that look like wings.’
- ‘This inspirational dive ended on flat sand, where our guide managed to entice a flying gurnard to eat from her hand.’
- ‘I was drawn away by the iridescent cape of a flying gurnard.’
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.