Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North Australian termite which builds tall flattened mounds that are aligned north–south.
- ‘The Magnetic termites up north are grass- eaters only; other mound builders will eat grass and/or solid wood.’
- ‘Magnetic termites (Amitermes meridionalis) are adapted to living on floodplains with waterlogged soil.’
- ‘The Magnetic Termite Amitermes meridionalis occurs only in a small part of the Northern Territory of Australia and builds famous wedge-shaped mounds with an elongated axis that is orientated in a striking north-south direction.’
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.