Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ambrosia beetle (family "Platypodidae"), specifically the larva, which makes minute round holes in timber.
- ‘Among the most common of these associated with dead/dying pines in Alabama are southern pine sawyer, ambrosia beetles, and pinhole borers.’
- ‘Pinhole borers infect only green timber and standing trees, and die out as the wood dries.’
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.