Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant seed that jumps as a result of the movement of a moth larva which is developing inside it.
- ‘They had obtained a pair of Mexican jumping beans.’
- ‘Mexican jumping beans are grown in Mexico on a type of shrub.’
- ‘The movement of a Mexican jumping bean will cause the tumbler to turn and toss about.’
- ‘For more than half a century Mexican jumping beans have been sold in the United States.’
- ‘The movements of a jumping bean are actually caused by a caterpillar that lives inside the seed.’
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.