Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An insect, especially a small moth, whose larvae roll up the leaves of plants which they feed upon.
- ‘Chinese farmers planted this field with genetically modified rice engineered to resist two insect pests, the stem borer and the leaf roller.’
- ‘In Australia a native leaf roller, light brown apple moth, is the country's most serious insect pest, feeding on a wide range of native and imported plants, including grapevines.’
- ‘Two rice strains were genetically altered to resist two insects, rice stem borers and leaf rollers, which sometimes require heavy use of pesticides to control.’
- ‘Some of the most common garden pests that gardeners encounter include aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, white, flies, thrips, slugs and snails, scales, leaf rollers, squash bugs, pillbugs, and yes - sowbugs!’
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.