Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A predatory water beetle which has fringed back legs for swimming and which stores air under its wing cases while diving.
- ‘A pond is a little world in itself, he says, home to a dizzying array of creatures from frogs and newts to water boatmen, diving beetles, dragonflies and damselflies.’
- ‘Predatory insects, such as dragonfly nymphs and diving beetles, may help mitigate bullfrog populations.’
- ‘There are some 500 different kinds of predaceous diving beetles in North America, and the largest grow to an inch and a half.’
- ‘Predaceous diving beetles can't eat us - but we can eat them.’
- ‘So it's an extraordinary diversity and the diving beetles are just one component.’
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.