Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing European mollusk that has a spiral shell with a flared lip that extends into several points.
- ‘Only seven known species of the Pelican's Foot shell have been found, some of which are from the deep sea and rare.’
- ‘He has made various recent acquisitions of curios like a marble sculpture in the shape of a pelican's foot shell, from around 400 B.C., paper thin so that light shines through it, and a pair of larger-than-life eyes with bronze eyelids, monumentally surreal.’
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.