Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small jumping leaf beetle that can be a pest of plants such as crucifers.
- ‘Iowa State University also includes a discussion of the flea beetle at their Integrated Crop Management Web site.’
- ‘Our first new rape crop has emerged and is already under attack from flea beetle - watch yours carefully.’
- ‘When you see a small black beetle jumping off your plants when you approach you might be tempted to call it a flea beetle.’
- ‘The adult corn flea beetle carries the bacterium over winter and transmits it to corn when feeding on corn leaves.’
- ‘The corn flea beetle feeds directly on corn and is a vector of the Stewart's wilt bacterium.’
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.