Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A beetle that feeds on carrion, hide, or similar material, and is sometimes a serious pest of stored goods.
- ‘In some cases, as in many skin beetles, the whole life cycle will take no more than three to four weeks.’
- ‘Dermestid, or skin beetles, are one of the more destructive of the beetles, at least as far as humans are concerned.’
- ‘I tried looking on google images for a picture of skin beetles, but didn't really find an awful lot.’
- ‘While all are great shots and I agree with Deb about the last one, I am fascinated by the shadows of the hairs on the leaves of the skin beetle shot.’
- ‘The khapra beetle is a beetle of the skin beetle family (Dermestidae).’
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.