Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fly which enters buildings in large numbers while looking for a place to overwinter.
- ‘Face flies and two or three species of cluster flies are often found in large clusters in the same overwintering site.’
- ‘The use of a vacuum cleaner is a quick and effective means of reducing a cluster fly population in the home.’
- ‘Of course, spring is a good time to find earthworms, so the cluster fly is active during this season.’
- ‘An adult cluster fly is 8 mm long and its dark grey non-metallic body is covered with short golden hairs.’
- ‘If cluster flies can be denied access to a building, they will not be a nuisance or require control.’
- ‘Bluebottles and cluster flies are disgusting little creatures, feeding off rotting food and excrement.’
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.