Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Belonging to or characteristic of the family Agromyzidae, which comprises small dipteran flies whose larvae tunnel within the leaves of plants.
An agromyzid fly.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. From scientific Latin Agromyzidae, family name from Agromyza, genus name (C. F. FALLÉN Specim. Entomol. novam Diptera Disponendi Methodum Exhibens 21; from ancient Greek ἀγρο- + μύζειν to suck + scientific Latin -a) + -idae.
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.