Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mole with a number of fleshy radiating tentacles around its nostrils, native to northeastern North America.
- ‘The star-nosed mole prefers wet, swampy ground and subsists on a diet of worms, insects, and crustaceans.’
- ‘In addition to big insects, such as earthworms or crickets, star-nosed moles added these small prey to their diet.’
- ‘Despite its distinctive appearance people rarely see star-nosed moles because they live only in marshes and wetlands.’
- ‘There, in addition to star-nosed moles, he inevitably encounters shrews, voles, weasels, field mice, and the occasional snapping turtle.’
- ‘Hoping that an analysis of living species could provide insights into the star-nosed mole's past, we began to examine other moles from around the world.’
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.