Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A minute mite which is parasitic on plants, typically living inside buds and causing them to form hard galls.
- ‘There are a few pests to watch for that like fuchsias such as spider mites, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and fuchsia gall mites.’
- ‘The black currant gall mites are the small white worm-like creatures between the bud tissues.’
- ‘Little is known about the mites that occur on black walnut, but the velvet gall mite is common in some areas.’
- ‘Nevertheless, keep an eye out for fuchsia gall mites, fuchsia rust, whiteflies, and aphids.’
- ‘Resistance to gall mite has been a breeding objective in most blackcurrant programmes for many years.’
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.