Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hairy yellowish chafer with broad black stripes, which flies by day and is typically seen on flowers.
- ‘The wing casings on the bee beetle vary in colour from creamy-yellow to deep orange.’
- ‘Observant visitors can also see some conspicuous looking insects, such as the large black carpenter bee, and shiny rose bugs and bee beetles sitting on the flowering heads of Libanotis pyrenaica, and some colourful butterflies fly over the large courtyard - e.g. the painted lady, red admiral, and the scarce swallowtail.’
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.