Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large forest rodent resembling an agouti, found in the Amazon basin.
- ‘The dental formula of agoutis and acouchis is 1 / 1, 0 / 0, 1 / 1, 3/3 = 20.’
- ‘Agoutis and their smaller relatives, the acouchis, are common diurnal rodents of the forest interior.’
- ‘You can see tamarins, acouchis, wolves & bats among the 240 species at the El Paso Zoo.’
- ‘The slow-moving two-toed sloths, tiny dwarf mongoose, South American acouchi and African rock hyrax are other unique features of the daytime exhibits.’
- ‘Restricted to tropical parts of the new world, it includes the paca, agoutis, and acouchis.’
- ‘Unlike the other small mammals, acouchis are herbivores and eat grass roots, leaves, and fruit.’
- ‘The acouchi is a small-sized rodent with a round body and long, thin legs.’
- ‘The larger types of agoutis range from 42 to 62 cm in head and body length; two types of agoutis, also called acouchis, are a quarter of the size.’
- ‘Ours was home to assorted acouchis, agoutis, Pygmy Marmosets (Cebuella [Callithrix] pygmaea), and Blue-headed Parrots.’
- ‘The exhibit contains more than 13 species of birds, as well as acouchis, a Boa constrictor, a pair of slow-moving sloths, and a tarantula.’
Late 18th century: from French, from Tupi.
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.