Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A migratory butterfly with deep purple yellow-bordered wings.
- ‘The first of these, mourning cloak butterflies, usually remain in crevices outside and only rarely make it into the cabin.’
- ‘Butterflies including the tiger swallowtail and mourning cloak rely on the flowers of the red maple for their survival and reproduction.’
- ‘Doug talks about some local species of butterflies, ones with cool names like mourning cloaks, commas, and question marks.’
- ‘I believe they were mostly Harris's checkerspots and wood nymphs, or the like, but there were also the occasional monarchs, swallowtails, and mourning cloaks.’
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.