Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterial disease of beetle larvae, including the Japanese beetle; the bacterium has been isolated and used in a commercial pesticide sold under the same name.
- ‘Bt products are effective against the grape berry moth; some growers report success using milky spore as a control for Japanese beetles at the grub stage.’
- ‘I'll have to decide between a quick-acting chemical pesticide and an application of milky spore, Bacillus popilla, a bacteria that kills the grubs naturally but may take a couple of years to multiply in the soil and become effective.’
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.