Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The prevalence of dark-colored varieties of animals (especially moths) in industrial areas where they are better camouflaged against predators than paler forms.
- ‘A change in the direction of selective effect on a mutation is unusual, though there are some well-documented cases, such as industrial melanism in moths.’
- ‘For 50 years, this interpretation of industrial melanism was just a theory, until an amateur lepidopterist went into the countryside to prove it.’
- ‘Recent reports exaggerate the death of industrial melanism as an exemplar of natural selection.’
- ‘Here are some of his comments regarding his concerns about creationists' misuse of industrial melanism.’
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.