Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large black beetle with white spots whose larvae feed on hardwoods. Infestations in the US have led to large-scale destruction of trees in order to eradicate the pest.
- ‘The Asian long-horned beetle is another example.’
- ‘Think of zebra mussels in the Great Lakes and Asian long-horned beetles in New York City.’
- ‘Baskin points to Asian long-horned beetles, kudzu, zebra mussels, West Nile virus, spotted knapweed, and caulerpa seaweed as just a few culprits.’
- ‘Next time you make pancakes, you'd better enjoy that maple syrup, because if Asian long-horned beetles get established in North America, it could soon be a thing of the past.’
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.