Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dark European fly which first appears around St Mark's Day (April 25th). It drifts slowly over low vegetation with the legs hanging down.
- ‘Despite their name St. Mark's Flies (also known as Fever Flies) are mosquitoes and not flies. The females usually have small eyes, but the males have very big eyes indeed and that's why they're called flies.’
- ‘Look in an orchard around St Mark's Day, 25th April, and you are likely to see many insects including St Mark's Flies, largish black insects drifting lazily about with long legs dangling.’
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.