Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing marine bristle worm which is bluish-white with iridescent pink shading and a grey dorsal line.
- ‘Get another shoebox, top to 3/4 full with dampened peat moss, and you have the insurance of a supply of white worms.’
- ‘Middle England is infested with ugly estates, radioactive waste, wriggling white worms, Japanese knotweed and ghosts that do not always wish the living well.’
- ‘Most prized of all are long, slimy white worms which are hacked out of mangrove branches and eaten live.’
- ‘The chemical that you could at one time purchase for white worm has now been withdrawn.’
- ‘The white worm is so long that it fits into the vertical case only by being draped up and down seven times.’
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.