Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Prolonged torpor or dormancy of an animal during a hot or dry period.
- ‘By shutting down their intestinal tracts during estivation, they reduce their daily energy expenditure and therefore increase the duration that they can survive dormancy.’
The arrangement of petals and sepals in a flower bud before it opens.Compare with vernation
- ‘Calibrachoa can, however, be distinguished from Petunia based on the higher chromosome number, chromosome morphology, plant branching habit and type of flower bud estivation.’
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.