Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small fly whose larvae are a pest of onions.
- ‘It is the offspring of the onion fly, which sometimes flits about among the young onions at this season.’
- ‘Similarly, the leek moth Acrolepiopsis assectella Zeller and the onion fly Delia antiqua Meigen are both attracted to their respective host plants by the flavour volatiles.’
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.