Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hoverfly that resembles a honeybee. Its larva is the rat-tailed maggot.
- ‘Rat-tailed maggots are the larvae of the drone fly and, in order to pupate the larvae, look for a dry place and start migrating.’
- ‘The drone fly was introduced into North America sometime prior to 1874.’
- ‘The most common impostors are the syrphid flies: nectar-loving hover flies, drone flies and more.’
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.