Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Characterized by or participating in self-destruction; (Biology) designating methods of insect control that involve the introduction of sterile insects, or insects carrying a harmful genetic characteristic, into a population so as to inhibit reproduction and survival.
1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Economic Entomology. From auto- + -cidal.
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.