Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brownish fly-like insect that lives near water and has predatory aquatic larvae.
- ‘The alderfly larvae, known to all and coveted by fish and anglers alike, is the hellgrammite.’
- ‘Most alderfly investigations have been in the temperate regions of North America and Europe.’
- ‘This is a very small order of Australian insects commonly known as alderflies and dobsonflies.’
- ‘The alderfly pupa isn't available to fish, as the larva crawls out of the water onto shore before pupating.’
- ‘Larvae of alderflies differ from hellgrammites in that they lack the two hooks at the end of the abdomen.’
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.