Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who studies or collects butterflies and moths.
- ‘Some lepidopterists believe that the Xerces Blue was the same species as Silvery Blue.’
- ‘A rare comma butterfly was spotted in the garden in Grassington of lepidopterist James Birdsall.’
- ‘Although I am a lepidopterist, not a visual ecologist, I am often asked just what colors in flowers best attract butterflies.’
- ‘It could be likened to the specialised needs of a lepidopterist researching the markings of a species of butterflies to be found only in Borneo.’
- ‘‘Butterflies’ relates the story of a lepidopterist who has sought a visa to enter the United States.’
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.