Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marine bivalve mollusc which has a somewhat triangular shell.
- ‘This time I found a sea star with a live wedge shell in its mouth.’
- ‘It's always best to let clams hang in salt water a day to let them purge themselves of sand, although the wedge shells seem to contain very little.’
- ‘As soon as the oil begins to smoke, drain the clams and wedge shells and add them to the pot; they'll open immediately, adding their juices to the pot.’
- ‘Shellfish such as small cockles, nut shells and wedge shells are also probably taken.’
- ‘A complex investigation into cockles and wedge shells, the project topped 159 other entries from students in the region.’
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.