Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aquatic North American salamander which is a smaller relative of the mud puppy, typically living in flowing water.
- ‘Four Necturus species, the waterdogs, grow to 28 cm in length, and the fifth, N. maculosus, the mudpuppy, grows to more than 40 cm long.’
- ‘A good population of the Neuse River waterdog, a large salamander, still remains in the Little River, and dam removal increased its habitat.’
- ‘Live bait (minnows, waterdogs) produced two of the fish, as did spinnerbaits.’
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.