Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A harmless North American constrictor that is typically strongly marked with red and black on yellow or white. It was formerly supposed to suck milk from sleeping cows.
- ‘They didn't even have an old jaded milk snake lying around the place.’
- ‘Species seen included black rat snake, ribbon snake, milk snake, gray tree frog, green frog, pickerel frog, wood frog, spring peeper, mountain dusky salamander, and the rare and beautiful long-tailed salamander.’
- ‘Ventilation inspector Jim Knowles has dealt with some slippery customers, but nothing could have prepared him for coming face to face with a Mexican milk snake in Tameside.’
- ‘Betting shop boss Liz Lowe would have put money on never seeing a reptile at work, until she came face-to-face with this milk snake apparently guarding the safe at Ladbrokes in Colchester.’
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.