Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small wingless insect that has bristles at the end of the abdomen.
- ‘The bristletails and silverfish both have two long cerci, and between this a caudal appendage.’
- ‘Jumping bristletails eat algae that grow on the surfaces of rocks, logs, and trees.’
- ‘Jumping bristletails moult 8 to 10 times before reaching sexual maturity, which may take up to two years.’
- ‘All bristletails are carrot-shaped, somewhat flattened, and covered with grayish scales.’
- ‘The jumping bristletails are an inconspicuous group, looking much like their better-known cousins, the silverfish.’
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.