Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sea turtle with an olive-brown shell, often living close to the coast and extensively hunted for food.
- ‘Large numbers of green turtles were harvested throughout the Hawaiian Islands through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.’
- ‘Beaches in sections of Florida's highly developed coastline are nesting ground for rare loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles.’
- ‘The green turtle is primarily a tropical herbivorous species and feeds on sea grasses and algae.’
- ‘Eight of the 10 beaches are used by hawksbill turtles and one by green turtles.’
- ‘Unlike many other species of turtles, green turtles are unable to retract their head into their shell.’
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.