Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small beetle that feeds chiefly on leaves and typically has bright metallic colouring. Some kinds are serious crop pests.
- ‘One of the new pests to reach Ohio in recent years is the bean leaf beetle, which has long infested other states, carrying with it bean pod mottle virus.’
- ‘It's not that the beetle likes water - it's a leaf beetle - but that flooding disturbs the ground which encourages the plant.’
- ‘Cereal leaf beetle larvae may defoliate small grain foliage in the spring.’
- ‘Later, in 2002, the bridal creeper leaf beetle was released.’
- ‘While some basic facts are known about the southern corn leaf beetle's life cycle, there has been little biological research since the early 1900s.’
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.