Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An unsegmented wormlike marine invertebrate that lives in burrows, crevices, or discarded shells. Spoonworms typically have a sausage-shaped body with a long proboscis that can be extended over the seabed.
- ‘The Alaska spoonworm is said to have a proboscis that is not easily detached.’
- ‘Make a classroom wall dictionary of all the new worm words your students are learning: annelid, fanworm, earthworm, flatworm, leech, lugworm, nematode, planarian, ribbonworm, spoonworm, tapeworm… to name several.’
- ‘My thesis deals with the internal relationships of Echiura (spoonworms).’
- ‘Called trochophores, these larvae link together mollusks and annelids - and other groups that include spoonworms, ribbonworms and peanutworms - within the larger group called Trochozoa.’
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.