Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A clearwing moth which resembles a hornet, with larvae that burrow under tree bark.
- ‘Both this and the rather similar hornet moth are now on the wing.’
- ‘Apparently hornet moths are emerging at the moment but I've not seen any on the few poplars I know of round here.’
- ‘The American hornet moth is mostly blackish blue with some brown, orange, or yellow.’
- ‘The hornet moth is a butterfly of the clearwing moths family (Sesiidae).’
- ‘At night we have had hornets buzzing around our outside light, I said to my husband not to worry about them because they were only hornet moths and completely harmless - wrong!’
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.