Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crab that lives on or burrows in sand, especially one related to fiddler and ghost crabs.
- ‘As we walked large white sand crabs scuttled away to their holes, whiskers waving.’
- ‘Taking a Quaker stewardship view of nature, Douglas loved creatures of the wild, from the low-slung sand crab to the stilted seabird.’
- ‘The acanthocephalan worm normally completes its life cycle when the sand crab is eaten by a shorebird.’
- ‘Professional and recreational fishermen and crabbers are the worst offenders, attracted to the large fish and sand crab populations found in the area.’
- ‘We dig for sand crabs, boogie-board, have a sandcastle-building contest and always seem to find cute guys who want to play Frisbee with us.’
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.