Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mainly tropical predatory water bug with grasping forelegs, breathing from the surface via a bristlelike “tail.”
- ‘She also learned from her teacher that the water scorpion's tail forms a siphon for breathing at the surface.’
- ‘These surely are Water Scorpions in the genus Ranatra, and they really will give a painful bite.’
- ‘When an unsuspecting tadpole, fairy shrimp, or insect comes along, the water scorpion lunges forward and grabs it with razor sharp front legs.’
- ‘They include such things as spiders, leeches, millipedes, pill bugs, flatworms, mites, beetles, and water dwellers such as water scorpions and nematode worms.’
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.