Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A black and yellow longhorn beetle that mimics the appearance and behaviour of a wasp.
- ‘The wasp beetle is harmless and is common in Britain and most of Europe.’
- ‘We also identified eight different species of ladybird, each with a different colour and number of spots; barn owl and tawny owl; kingfisher; and a wasp beetle.’
- ‘In the past, I have been amazed to find hornet's nests and spectacular wasp beetles.’
- ‘The larvae of the wasp beetle live in dead wood, usually of willow or birch.’
- ‘Other beetles that mimic wasps are the tiny wasp beetles of the genus Clytus that have black wing cases decorated with hairy white or yellow stripes.’
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.