Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A minute bloodsucking insect, especially a biting midge.
- ‘Bugs, though not as many as there would be naturally, hung around her head in a perpetual cloud, midges and no-see-ums buzzing in her ear and sucking on her sweat.’
- ‘A single hectare is estimated to be able to produce ten million black flies, no-see-ums and other biting insects!’
- ‘By August, the 20 or so other human visitors who walk this popular (by Arctic standards) route each year should be gone, as should the mosquitoes and no-see-ums.’
- ‘These are likely what is commonly referred to as no-see-um or biting midge.’
- ‘After a short hike around 18th-century limestone ruins on rocky Crab Cay, we camped on the sand of an unnamed barrier island, uninhabited but for a ravenous air force of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.’
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.