Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A migratory day-flying hawkmoth that makes an audible hum while hovering in front of flowers to feed on nectar.
- ‘In the summer there are numerous species including skipper butterflies and hummingbird hawkmoths.’
- ‘Like any nectar-gathering insect the hummingbird hawkmoth takes part in the pollination of flowers.’
- ‘This timing could indicate that the hummingbird hawkmoth has been able to over-winter in this country.’
- ‘I was most surprised to see a hummingbird hawkmoth zipping in and out of the busy Lizzies in my hanging baskets.’
- ‘There seem to be a lot of hummingbird hawkmoths around at the moment.’
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.