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.
- ‘The most common impostors are the syrphid flies: nectar-loving hover flies, drone flies and more.’
- ‘The drone fly was introduced into North America sometime prior to 1874.’
- ‘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.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.