Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The elephant native to Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant and has larger ears and a two-lipped trunk.
- ‘The corruption scores were then measured against three well-surveyed components of biodiversity: African elephants, black rhinoceroses, and forest cover.’
- ‘There were once more than 300 species within the family, known as proboscideans, but today only Asian elephants and African elephants still exist.’
- ‘The extinct beasts are more closely related to Asian elephants than to African elephants, the researchers found, and the three species diverged within a surprisingly short period of time.’
- ‘New DNA research reveals that woolly mammoths were more closely related to modern Asian elephants than to African elephants.’
- ‘In the past three years researchers with the project have captured sounds from a variety of animals, including African elephants, rhinos, horses, chickens, and bottlenose dolphins.’
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.