Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brown Eurasian butterfly with orange markings on the wings, which breeds on grasses.
- ‘The wall brown or wall is a medium-sized brown butterfly with large, bright orange patches on the wings.’
- ‘There is the smaller Northern wall brown L. petropolitana which is darker and smaller.’
- ‘I've shown the real wall brown on the right.’
- ‘In the scrub, the last of the year's insects can be seen: late dragonflies include ruddy darters and migrant hawkers; and the last of the year's butterflies includes wall browns and small tortoiseshells.’
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.