Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- North American term for ladybird
- ‘They are multicolored Asian ladybugs or ladybird beetles, first introduced to the southern United States to control aphids.’
- ‘Green lacewings, like ladybugs, diminish aphid and mealybug populations, as well as thrips.’
- ‘After the read aloud, the text was extended as children examined pictures of a cricket, a ground beetle, and ladybugs, and they made comments and comparisons.’
- ‘The larvae of ladybugs and green lacewings are also hunters of small, soft-bodied insect pests.’
- ‘We're building habitats to encourage birds, butterflies, dragonflies and ladybugs to our gardens.’
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.