Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The common cockroach.
- ‘After lunch by the riverside on our final day we watch as a small black beetle battles with a much bigger spider, assuming mistakenly that the larger insect has it all sewn up.’
- ‘Large shiny black beetles who know a trick or two about tooting have invaded the complex.’
- ‘I daresay every black beetle thinks it must have a complete explanation of the world as one of the indispensable qualifications of a respectable cockroach.’
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.