Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The caterpillar of a North American moth that has wingless females. Cankerworms consume the buds and leaves of trees and can be a major pest.
- ‘Many garden pests are carabid food: cutworms, codling moth larvae, tent caterpillars, slugs, snails and cankerworms to name a few.’
- ‘The first goal of this paper is to document an example of associational susceptibility using the hosts of a common forest pest, the fall cankerworm.’
- ‘During all three years of our study, locally high densities of fall cankerworm depleted the preferred resource, box elder, and then ‘spilled over’ onto the less-preferred host, cottonwood.’
- ‘House wrens and chickadees compete for cankerworms and caterpillars; wood ducks, gray squirrels, flickers, and screech owls fight for the same nesting sites.’
- ‘With the low dispersal ability of late instar fall cankerworm, it is not surprising that associational susceptibility was evident at the scale of only a few meters.’
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.