Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A green aphid which is a common pest of crops and garden plants.
- ‘Natural enemies of greenflies are ladybird larvae, hoverfly larvae, gall-fly larvae, lacewings and earwigs.’
- ‘Ladybirds are well known predators of greenflies and other aphids.’
- ‘Fortunately ladybirds love to eat greenfly and they can help the gardener to control them without having to use chemical sprays which can also kill helpful insects.’
- ‘For safe and effective control of greenfly a range of products can be used.’
- ‘Wipe greenfly off plants with your fingers or spray plants with soft soap or a pesticide containing pirimicarb.’
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.