Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small shiny black spider which is supposed to bring financial luck.
- ‘It's only about half a centimetre long, so it's the scorpion equivalent of a money spider, and as such may not be at the very top of the ‘most deadly’ list.’
- ‘When we were in the stalls I saw this money spider coming down my horse's neck.’
- ‘And we're not talking about little money spiders either were talking huge great big ones.’
- ‘I used to be scared of pretty much all spiders (with the exceptions of money spiders, and those odd little red things about the size of a speck of dust).’
- ‘Tiny ones like money spiders that come in the house I can swish out with a broom because I don't like to kill them.’
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.