Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A highly venomous American spider that has a black body with red markings.
- ‘First off I had a dream about a spider, a black widow that was the size of a grapefruit that would follow me around like a puppy.’
- ‘It's the female black widow spider that is venomous and displays a menacing red dot on her abdomen.’
- ‘They casually remarked one morning that they'd seen a black widow spider in the tub and washed it down the drain.’
- ‘The agency advises anyone who comes into contact with a black widow against touching the spider or its web.’
- ‘A deadly black widow spider crawled into a shipping crate in the United States and ended its journey some 5,000 miles away in mid-Essex.’
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.