Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small beetle which infests grain stores and warehouses.
- ‘In either case, damage to stored grain by the lesser grain borer, rice weevil, red flour beetle, and rusty grain beetle costs the U.S. wheat industry about $500 million annually.’
- ‘The owner of a ‘filthy’ Hull bakery which was found to have an infestation of ants, silverfish and grain beetles has been fined £6,000 for a catalogue of offences that could have led to serious food poisoning.’
- ‘Flour beetles, saw-toothed grain beetles and Indian meal moths are some of the more common pests.’
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.