Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study of mites and ticks.
- ‘Ronald Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief expert on mites, is about to transform the 200-year-old study of mites - the science called acarology.’
- ‘These advances herald a new age for acarology and provide easier, faster, and more efficient ways to control and use mites to benefit humans.’
- ‘Systematic and Applied Acarology Society - Dedicated to promoting the development of acarology in China and enhancing communication among acarologists in the world.’
- ‘Acarina is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal publishing high - quality original and review papers on all aspects of acarology.’
Early 20th century: from Greek akari ‘mite, tick’ + -logy.
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.