Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An insecticide used against aphids.
- ‘Check for aphids and spray if 50 pc of ears are infested; use a selective aphicide such as Pirimicarb.’
- ‘Of all the pesticides I used for crop spraying the ones that affected me most were the aphicides which contained demeton-s-methyl, and in particular Metasystox.’
- ‘A foliar spray of a systemic or contact aphicide can be used to control aphids if the population exceeds the threshold.’
- ‘Fertilizer, herbicide, aphicide, and fungicide (for control of late blight) applications were standard for a ware crop in southeast Scotland.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.