Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A minute fly which is a parasite of honeybees, the larvae feeding on wax and stored pollen.
- ‘This mite is often confused with the bee louse, but the bee louse has only six legs, is more circular in shape, and is slightly larger.’
- ‘This is very good news, because bee lice have decimated wild bee populations around here, and this swarm may be a sign of recovery of the local population.’
- ‘Greater Poison potions can be used to combat insects (such as the wax moth) or parasites (such as the bee louse) that infest a hive.’
- ‘Honey production by strong colonies infested with bee lice appears to be little affected.’
- ‘I have encountered a beautiful pamphlet on Varroa mites, complete with color pictures of mites and how to tell them from bee lice, which are also present here.’
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.