Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brown venomous North American spider, identifiable by the dark brown violin-shaped marking on the top of its orange-yellow head.
- ‘The spider was a brown recluse, I think, which is very poisonous.’
- ‘Other Loxosceles spiders exist in the southwest, although most ulcerating spider bites are caused by the brown recluse.’
- ‘The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, often gets a particularly bad rap.’
- ‘If the bite is known to be from a brown recluse or black widow, or if signs of infection develop, seek medical attention.’
- ‘Despite their negative reputation, brown recluse spiders get blamed for crimes they did not commit, says an arachnologist who is doing his best to set the record straight.’
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.