Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An African bloodsucking fly which bites humans and other mammals, transmitting sleeping sickness and nagana.
- ‘It is caused by a protozoan, Trypanosoma brucei, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of a tsetse fly.’
- ‘The tsetse fly transmits sleeping sickness, midges transmits lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness.’
- ‘The main health threats are sleeping sickness, transmitted by the tsetse fly, and malaria.’
- ‘It is caused by the trypanosoma parasite, which enters the bloodstream through the bite of the tsetse fly.’
- ‘Due to the altitude, much of the region is free of malarial mosquitoes and the tsetse and other flies that spread human and animal diseases.’
Mid 19th century: from Setswana.
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.