Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large swift-flying moth with a stout body and narrow forewings, typically feeding on nectar while hovering.
- ‘Most hawkmoths feed while hovering in front of flowers and use visual cues to control hovering flight.’
- ‘Colour vision in humans and honeybees is restricted to brighter light intensities than those accessible to nocturnal hawkmoths.’
- ‘Under limited light, similar to that of late dusk, Kelber and her colleagues trained sixteen hawkmoths to find the sugar solution placed in the centers of artificial flowers.’
- ‘Even in dim starlight, however, nocturnal hawkmoths use chromatic cues rather than achromatic cues to recognize rewarding flowers.’
- ‘Hawkmoths searching for alluring odors respond to leaf fragrances as well as to those of flowers.’
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.