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A predatory water bug that runs on the surface film of water, related to the pond skater but with shorter legs.
- ‘I'm used to water crickets because I have some in my basement, but not this big.’
- ‘Every few seconds a water cricket would go up to one of the whirligigs and touch it, causing the beetle to swim away only to be met by another cricket.’
- ‘Other creatures inhabiting the surface film of bog pools are pond skaters, water measurers and water crickets.’
- ‘I'm too terrified of grasshoppers and water crickets to get near enough to kill them.’
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.