Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small day-flying hawkmoth with partly transparent wings, resembling a bumblebee and hovering at flowers to feed.
- ‘Easily distinguished from other western Palaearctic bee hawkmoths in that the wings remain fully scaled.’
- ‘The bee hawkmoth tended to fly in the same direction between successive visits.’
- ‘The Bee Hawkmoth looks remarkably like a Bumble Bee which as you can imagine has helped its survival a great deal.’
- ‘Silver-washed fritillary and speckled wood occur in the woodland and the narrow-bordered bee hawkmoth has been recorded.’
- ‘2005 season: Narrow-bordered bee hawkmoth has been seen. 15 larval webs of small eggar recorded.’
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.