Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A name for the common shore crab in its capacity as an invasive species in the US.
- ‘The European green crab, Carcinus maenas, and the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, are two introduced crab species that co-occur in the rocky intertidal zone of New England.’
- ‘The crabs are among a range of animals - including European green crab and Asian kelp - that have been bought to British shores in ships' bilges and are considered to constitute one of the world's most serious environmental problems.’
- ‘The nonindigenous green crabs are the largest common intertidal predators.’
- ‘According to a paper published in the journal Ecology, following the invasion some local clam species declined in abundance five times faster than in previous years, likely due to predation by the green crab.’
- ‘European green crabs in their natural habitat are smaller than those in invaded habitat.’
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.