Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, deep-bodied, predatory freshwater fish, with mottled brownish-green coloration that gives it a leaflike appearance.
- ‘On one dive, the guides found a couple of leaf fish, the most beautiful I had ever seen, hiding away in a crevice; beside them several lionfish were hunting glassfish.’
- ‘Grand sea fans enliven a reef inhabited by leaf fish, lionfish, and a polychromatic array of nudibranchs.’
- ‘There are ghost pipefish, harlequin pipefish, an array of different frogfish, leaf fish, small octopus, sea horses - the list goes on.’
- ‘Small animals like the leaf fish and the ghost pipe fish make exciting discoveries.’
- ‘I watched as a poisonous leaf fish was evicted from the dwelling of one of the many moray eels; lionfish, electric rays and scorpionfish abound.’
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.