Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A large hairy caterpillar, especially that of a tiger moth.
- ‘Alfalfa butterflies, painted ladies, woolly bears and various other species have been abundant all summer.’
- ‘Ants and insects including silverfish, woolly bears, earwigs and spiders can be tackled with products from hardware shops.’
2The small hairy larva of a carpet beetle or museum beetle, which is destructive to carpets and zoological collections.
- ‘This unassuming little creature, called a "wooly bear", is the larval form of one variety of carpet beetle.’
- ‘It's the wooly bear - the grub which, as it grows, casts its skin.’
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.