Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender predatory bug which moves quickly across the surface film of water, using its front legs for catching prey.
- ‘As a child my family would take a Sunday walk down the local canal side; we'd kneel at the water's edge watching pond skaters and water beetles going about their business.’
- ‘There were leebeens, water beetles and pond skaters in the water.’
- ‘We found all kinds of creatures from leeches to water snails and pond skaters and lots of other typical British aquatic life.’
- ‘Children will be able to get answers to all their burning bug questions, like whether a woodlouse eats wood, whether a centipede really has one hundred legs and how a pond skater skates.’
- ‘Water striders, the insects also known as pond skaters or Jesus bugs, have long baffled scientists who couldn't explain how these creatures ‘walk’ on water.’
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.