Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fly that often enters buildings in large numbers during the autumn while looking for a place to overwinter.
- ‘If cluster flies can be denied access to a building, they will not be a nuisance or require control.’
- ‘The use of a vacuum cleaner is a quick and effective means of reducing a cluster fly population in the home.’
- ‘An adult cluster fly is 8 mm long and its dark grey non-metallic body is covered with short golden hairs.’
- ‘Face flies and two or three species of cluster flies are often found in large clusters in the same overwintering site.’
- ‘Of course, spring is a good time to find earthworms, so the cluster fly is active during this season.’
- ‘Bluebottles and cluster flies are disgusting little creatures, feeding off rotting food and excrement.’
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.