Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A day-flying tussock moth, the female of which is wingless and lays eggs on the cocoon from which she emerged.
- ‘Its only taken a week for this vapourer moth larva to do one moult.’
- ‘Female vapourer moths may not be able to fly, but they are egg-laying machines.’
- ‘A few types of insects live on red maples, including weevils, buff-tip moths, and vapourer moths.’
- ‘When the eggs hatch, the young caterpillars first eat the eggs, then disperse on threads of silk (hence the name ‘vapourer’).’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.