Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spherical red or purple gall which forms on the leaves or male catkins of oak trees in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp. It results from eggs laid in the spring and alternates within the annual cycle with the spangle gall.
- ‘The black currant gall mites are the small white worm-like creatures between the bud tissues.’
- ‘The effect of this compound on the black currant gall mite and the fungi most common on currants was therefore investigated.’
- ‘Common insects include the San Jose scale, currant borer, and black currant gall mite.’
- ‘The wasps appear in April and attack the catkins or leaves, producing the summer currant galls.’
- ‘Look up oak apples, marble galls, currant galls etc. in an insect book - there are over 20 types on oak alone.’
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.