Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small red or yellowish African ant that has established itself worldwide, living as a pest in heated buildings.
- ‘Pharaoh ants are small, yellow ants about 1/16-inch long. They have two nodes and the workers are all one size.’
- ‘Pharaoh ants are commonly found in kitchens and storerooms. They like places that are warm and humid. They will nest in any crack or crevice in any structure such as between bricks and also folded bags or newspapers.’
So named because such ants were believed to be one of the plagues of ancient Egypt.
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.