Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The larva of the meal beetle, which is used as food for cage birds and other insectivorous animals.
- ‘The darkling beetle or lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus, is rapidly becoming more of a nuisance in the poultry operation.’
- ‘During early research, they used cadavers of Tenebrio molitor, commonly known as the yellow mealworm, and Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth.’
- ‘They will readily accept human handouts of mealworms and bird grubs, often becoming so tame that they can be hand-fed.’
- ‘In the past few years, litter beetles (especially the lesser mealworm [Alphitobius diaperinus]), have become the most serious pest affecting several types of poultry production systems.’
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.