Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Treated as plural. A suborder of the Coleoptera comprising chiefly predatory beetles, including the large ground beetle family (Carabidae) and several aquatic families; beetles of this suborder (collectively or individually).
Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Adephaga (1816 or earlier; earlier in form Adephagi (J. P. de Clairville Entomologie helvétique II. 3; compare post-classical Latin adephagus) from ancient Greek ἀδηϕάγος voracious + scientific Latin -a.
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.