Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very large South American butterfly which flies at dusk, with a large eye-like marking on the underside of each hindwing.
- ‘Owl butterflies are very large, and fly only a few metres at a time, so avian predators have little difficulty in following them to their settling place.’
- ‘The owl butterfly, with large eyespots on the wings, is one of Amazonia's largest species and uses its protective coloration to scare away or fool potential predators.’
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.