Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A highly venomous Australasian spider which is black with a bright red stripe down the back, closely related to the American black widow.
- ‘If they are lucky, the former is part of the latter - female redbacks eat their male mates during copulation.’
- ‘From Sydney we have had the Sydney huntsman spider, the Australian redback spider, and the North American southern ring-necked snake.’
- ‘Data from two observational field studies and one release experiment suggest that in the absence of cannibalism, male redbacks would expect fewer than one mating opportunity in a lifetime.’
- ‘We considered female size, weight, condition and mating status as candidate traits for male preferences in redback spiders.’
- ‘Such a strategy has been identified in a range of animals, including the redback spider, house sparrow, and moth.’
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.