Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dull brown scavenging beetle that feeds on stored hides and dried meat and may be a serious pest of warehouses.
- ‘A new insecticide labelled for control of darkling beetles, hide beetles and flies, known as orthoboric acid, provides long residual control up to nine to twelve months or longer.’
- ‘Initially, use this product once every 2 weeks and then monthly to assure hide beetles won't return.’
- ‘Mature larvae of the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus, have the habit of boring into various hard surfaces to pupate, usually preferring softwoods.’
- ‘The darkling beetle, lesser meal worm and hide beetle invade and consume significant quantities of poultry feed.’
- ‘The bacon beetle and the hide beetle are two larger species that can measure up to 8mm.’
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.