Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ground beetle that discharges a puff of irritant vapour from its anus with an audible pop when alarmed.
- ‘The Holotype of the bombardier beetle, Brachinus aabaaba, which I named and described in 1970, is housed in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard.’
- ‘One contributor to the conference gave a talk on ‘The efficiency of the explosive discharge of the bombardier beetle, with possible biomimetic applications’.’
- ‘In contrast, bombardier beetles, the diving bell spider, and a horsefly larva that cuts a crack diverter in mud, appear to be unique.’
- ‘The tiny bombardier beetle could not possibly have evolved.’
- ‘Researchers at the University will study the bombardier beetle's unique natural combustion technique to see if it can be copied for use in the aircraft industry.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.