Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A butterfly which has dark brown wings bearing a broad white band.
- ‘The white admirals flip their blue-black wings with the broad white epaulettes up and down the road in numbers.’
- ‘It is likely that over the next few years we may see white admirals returning to some of their old Essex haunts.’
- ‘The Butterfly House is under a tent in the summer where the white admiral butterfly reigns as Quebec's official insect.’
- ‘There, a friend showed me a shady river bed where literally dozens of southern white admirals were drinking.’
- ‘The white admiral feeds on flower nectar, the juice of overripe fruit and the sap of damaged trees.’
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.