Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender predatory insect with membranous wings, long legs, and a downward-pointing beak. The terminal swollen section of the male's abdomen is carried curved up like a scorpion's stinger.
- ‘Although his paper about cryptic female choice in the scorpion fly was a landmark, there was no intellectual stampede to see whether cryptic female choice was fact or simply a nice idea.’
- ‘The female scorpion fly is quite picky; she's looking for a mate with matched wings - a signal to the female that he's a good hunter.’
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.