Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Either of two beetles with larvae that bore into the bark and trunks of apple trees: (more fully "flat-headed apple-tree borer") Chrysobothris femorata (family Buprestidae), and (more fully "round-headed apple-tree borer") Saperda candida (family Cerambycidae).Related apple borer
Early 19th century.
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.