Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender upright sponge with a filmy, latticelike skeleton.
- ‘The only specimen of this class anyone reading this article is likely to have ever seen is Euplectella aspergillum, the Venus's flower basket.’
- ‘Once again he examines the exquisite skeleton of the Venus's flower basket, though he's no doubt seen it thousands of times.’
- ‘A Venus's flower basket, with a pair of ‘permanently married’ isopods, is often used by the Japanese as a symbolic wedding gift.’
- ‘For Mr. Mau, the appeal of Venus's flower baskets goes beyond their beauty or their organic glass structure.’
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.