Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A medium-sized insectivorous bat found in Eurasia and Africa.
- ‘In the summer, serotines roost in tree hollows and attics.’
- ‘The Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus) is one of our less common species and is found mainly south of a line from The Wash to parts of South Wales.’
Late 18th century: from French sérotine, from Latin serotinus ‘of the evening, late’, from serus ‘late’.
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.