Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Whitish froth found in compact masses on leaves and plant stems, exuded by the nymphs of froghoppers.
- ‘Keep an eye out for cuckoo spit, a globule of froth that conceals the tiny froghopper, easily squashed between thumb and finger.’
- ‘Developing young create a frothy mass commonly known as cuckoo spit on plants in the early spring and summer to hide from predators such as ants.’
- ‘While slugs will ignore it, there may be a small problem with cuckoo spit, or rather the tiny green bug that is encased in the spit.’
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.