Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A migratory butterfly with predominantly orange-brown wings and darker markings.
- ‘Alfalfa butterflies, painted ladies, woolly bears and various other species have been abundant all summer.’
- ‘A painted lady feeds on the nutrient-rich carcass of a swift fox in western South Dakota.’
- ‘And I can see monarchs, painted ladies, tiger swallowtails, and listen to the songbirds.’
- ‘She was lying in the dust beneath a white buddleia, staring straight ahead, sniffing at red admirals and painted ladies as they fluttered past.’
- ‘All the way we were accompanied by electric blue and emerald green damsel flies and along the banks we spotted red admirals, painted ladies, peacocks, and mere common butterflies.’
2South African term for gladiolus
- ‘While long-tubed painted lady has been long in cultivation, it is still rare.’
- ‘Gladiolus carneus or "Painted lady" grows to 1m tall.’
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.