Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large wasp of the southwestern US that preys on tarantulas.
- ‘The tarantula hawks sting their prey and use the dead tarantula's body to lay an egg in.’
- ‘The tarantula hawk bends its long abdomen forward and underneath the tarantula to deliver a paralytic venom with its mighty stinger.’
- ‘We did see several tarantula hawks buzzing past our heads and running around on the ground.’
- ‘All tarantula hawks are large, with metallic blue coloration, and have distinctive curly antennae.’
- ‘Adult tarantula hawks feed on nectar and pollen, but their larvae feed on tarantulas.’
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.