Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extinct ape-like primate, Aegyptopithecus zeuxis, known from early Oligocene fossil remains found in the Fayum Depression of Egypt, and dated to about 33 million years ago.
1960s. From scientific Latin Aegyptopithecus, genus name from classical Latin Aegyptus, the name of Egypt + -o- + -pithecus.
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.