Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- North American term for firefly
- ‘I've thought that fire ants had killed off most of the lightning bugs like they have the horned toads.’
- ‘The favorite ‘hangouts’ of lightning bugs are east of the Rocky Mountains and away from city lights.’
- ‘This is a rare phenomenon in which the lightning bugs in an area flash in unison.’
- ‘Fireflies and lightning bugs are neither flies nor bugs, but beetles.’
- ‘My God, she wants to catch lightning bugs and I can't bend the rules for 15 minutes?’
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.