Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An order of insects that comprises the fleas.
- ‘The name Siphonaptera is derived from the Greek words ‘siphon’ meaning a tube or pipe and ‘aptera’ meaning wingless.’
- ‘Mecoptera and Siphonaptera represent two insect orders that have largely been overlooked in the study of insect vision.’
- ‘Sixteen species of Siphonaptera are sampled and identified.’
- ‘Of the orders recorded with certainty for the first time from Tertiary beds, the Strepsiptera and Siphonaptera may have been relatively late developments, but the others were probably more ancient.’
- ‘The Stewart Siphonaptera collection was accessioned by the Essig Museum upon Dr. Stewart's death in 1961, now making up essentially our entire holdings of Siphonaptera.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek siphōn ‘tube’ + apteros ‘wingless’.
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.