Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brownish moth which lays its eggs in beehives. The caterpillars cover the combs with silken tunnels and feed on beeswax.
- ‘The young were hand-reared on a mixed diet of wax moth larvae; crickets; and a mixture of ground beef heart, wheat, curd, calcium, and vitamins.’
- ‘For example, wax moths reduce their sexual displays of wing fanning in response to increased predation risk by bats.’
- ‘During early research, they used cadavers of Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth.’
- ‘In the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella, distinctions between mates and predators are potentially difficult to make.’
- ‘There aren't many beekeepers who use them now as they are of a double-walled construction that is time-consuming to use and encourages wax moths.’
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.