Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large tick that infests many mammals, including humans, and frequently transmits diseases.
- ‘Since the early 1980s The Game Conservancy Trust has been studying the impact of sheep ticks and the disease louping ill on red grouse in Scotland.’
- ‘There is little doubt that a decade of gradual decline has continued, caused by a combination of disease, from sheep ticks and a gut parasite, warmer winters and wetter springs.’
- ‘But researchers are increasingly convinced that Ixodes ricunus, or the common sheep tick, could be the cause of some of the world's most mystifying diseases.’
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.