Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall.
- ‘What's more, does anything except the odd ant lion and rare aardvark eat ants?’
- ‘I was up to my waist, and as each wave receded I was being pushed forward, and the sand was being dragged from beneath me, in much the same way as an ant lion catches its prey.’
- ‘Catching dragonflies, collecting wasps' larvae, playing with ant lions and locusts, and learning to make cages from straw are all traditional summer activities.’
- ‘This was also found in at least one other insect species, the ant lion.’
- ‘However, when excluding one outlier, the ant lion, the correlations are again significant.’
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.