Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small long-legged scavenging beetle, the female of which has a rounded body that gives it a spider-like appearance.
- ‘Pupation of spider beetles often occurs in small cavities that they chew out of wood or other soft materials.’
- ‘A number of insects that live within birds' nests can find their way indoors - such as carpet beetles, house moths, spider beetles and the martin bug.’
- ‘They get their common name, spider beetles, from the resemblance of adults to small spiders.’
- ‘The two focal groups currently are spider beetles and dung beetles.’
- ‘While spider beetles are common and widespread, they are not as abundant nor well known as other household pests.’
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.