Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bloodsucking European louse fly of wooded areas, attacking horses and other animals.
- ‘This brings the moot question to the fore: who else were at fault, besides the obvious parasites and the forest flies which spread the disease?’
- ‘A post-mortem found the tigers died of a common parasite carried by forest flies.’
- ‘There are also no or few horsefly's during these seasons and we don't see the biting forest flies which we do have during the summer weeks.’
- ‘The sub-genus Fusca or Austenina group are also referred to as forest flies.’
- ‘One of our good friends from Belgium who works on forest flies finds dozens of new species each time he goes in.’
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.