Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An order of insects that comprises the scorpion flies.
- ‘Additional specimens of Mecoptera are housed in the collections of the Maine State Forest Service, Insect and Disease Laboratory in Augusta; however, these specimens have not been identified.’
- ‘We disagree with the new classification of raptiped Mecoptera proposed by Bechly and Schweigert because of a different interpretation of the relationships of some fossil and recent genera.’
- ‘We have isolated and characterized the first LW opsin genes from two orders: Mecoptera and Siphonaptera.’
- ‘On the other hand, there was diverse evolution within the surviving orders, the Neuroptera, Mecoptera, and Diptera, and Coleoptera being notable examples.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek mēkos ‘length’ + pteron ‘wing’.
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.