Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An order of insects that comprises the termites.
- ‘Isoptera are believed to have evolved from wood-eating Blattaria.’
- ‘Insects in the order Isoptera, are better known for eating timber than for being eaten themselves.’
- ‘In Isoptera and Hymenoptera, such as ants, eusocial bees, and wasps, individuals permanently forego their own reproduction for helping others.’
- ‘Sociality has evolved multiple times, most notably in the Hymenoptera and Isoptera.’
- ‘Treeswifts hunt opportunistically and frequently feed on Isoptera and Coleoptera (beetles).’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek isos ‘equal’ + pteron ‘wing’.
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.