Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A caterpillar of a geometrid moth, which moves forward by arching and straightening its body.
- ‘I imagined little creatures - frogs, crickets, and inchworms - busying themselves.’
- ‘Visually, it's kind of like an inchworm… the back feet move towards the front, then the front feet move away from the back.’
- ‘Unlike inchworms, we humans see the value of standardized measures: They foster reliable replication of a phrase and they make for easy togetherness.’
- ‘Eventually he was reduced to scooting along like an inchworm.’
- ‘Experiments show that matchstick-size slivers of hydrogel, the type of material used for soft contact lenses, can ooze along like snails, slither like snakes, and creep ahead like inchworms.’
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.