Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disease of trout caused by a parasitic protozoan, affecting the balance of the fish and causing it to swim with a whirling motion.
- ‘In some rivers whirling disease causes little harm to fish, but it can also suddenly erupt, causing a so-called ‘hot zone’ in which thousands of young fish die.’
- ‘In yet another controversy, the new EPA chief's family fish farm stands accused of introducing trout infected with the deadly whirling disease - which causes fish to swim in circles - into Utah rivers.’
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.