Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The horny egg case of a skate, ray, or small shark.
- ‘These egg cases frequently wash up on beaches and are commonly known as mermaid's purses.’
- ‘Each egg is enclosed in a capsule around 12 cm in length, commonly known as a mermaid's purse.’
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.