Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A discoloration of seawater caused by a bloom of toxic red dinoflagellates.
- ‘Scientists studying red tides previously believed that after an algal bloom, high concentrations of brevetoxins didn't last long in the marine environment.’
- ‘But 96 were believed to be caused by red tide, a toxic bloom of algae in the water.’
- ‘Commonly known as red tides, harmful algae blooms choke shallow waters and narrow inlets, and kill tens of thousands of fish annually.’
- ‘It is possible that red tides don't occur during turbulent conditions because the turbulence prevents dinoflagellate populations from growing.’
- ‘On recent red tides that have been plaguing Victoria Harbour, the secretary said the cause was unknown.’
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.