Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(especially of the plumage of a bird) marked with sinuous or wavy lines.
- ‘As a female of this duck never shows any vermiculated feathers this remark seems to indicate that Buller was not familiar with the distinctive plumage of the sexes.’
- ‘Schools of large mouth mackerel, many vermiculated angelfish, a few dogtooth tuna, and even a small whale shark made this diving very special.’
Carved or molded with shallow wavy grooves resembling the tracks of worms.
- ‘With its rich vermiculated gilding and deep blue ground colour it embodies the sumptuous schemes of this factory at the height of its success.’
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.