Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A biting horsefly with green eyes.
- ‘He guessed deerflies and greenheads would appear earlier than normal, unless the weather changes.’
- ‘‘What's with these flies with the green heads?’ asked a youngish woman in a bathing suit while flailing at greenheads with both hands.’
- ‘The greenhead fly has made golfer's lives a misery at the Seaview Marriott Resort in New Jersey all week.’
- ‘In the early 1960s public demand for relief from the nuisance of greenhead flies resulted in the organization of the North Shore Greenhead Fly Control Project.’
- ‘If there are more greenheads and deer flies this year, Donahue said there aren't any obvious reasons why.’
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.