Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fishing net that is hung vertically so that fish get trapped in it by their gills.
- ‘Speaking as a former bailiff in the region, I can assure you that many island crofters prefer the use of a gill net to a fishing rod.’
- ‘Fishermen use weirs, traps, gill nets, and dip nets for alewives, which they consider one of the easiest fish to catch.’
- ‘The monofilament gill net is an unforgiving device, designed to snag and tear the gills.’
- ‘The main focus of most efforts to restrict gear is the gill net, considered to be the main cause of the depletion of local fisheries.’
- ‘Bat rays are often caught in trawling and gill nets as unwanted by-catch.’
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.