Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small convex beetle which is able to feign death by retracting its legs and contracting into a ball.
- ‘The Species Audit includes nationally threatened species such as the bittern, along with those of regional significance such as the mire pill beetle.’
- ‘Most species retract their legs and antennae into ventral recesses and become motionless when disturbed, leading to the common name of pill beetle.’
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.