Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large pinkish hawkmoth with greenish-bronze markings. The foreparts of the caterpillar have eyespots and sometimes resemble an elephant's trunk.
- ‘This past March this column noted the first-ever evidence of an animal - the elephant hawkmoth - seeing color by night.’
- ‘The elephant hawkmoth locates flowers in the dark of night and feeds on their nectar.’
- ‘The large elephant hawk-moth is one of our more brightly coloured moths.’
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.