Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large extinct ape, Afropithecus turkanensis, known from mid Miocene fossil remains found in northern Kenya, and dated to between 16 and 18 million years ago.
1980s. From scientific Latin Afropithecus, genus name, apparently from English Afro- + scientific Latin -pithecus (fossil) ape.
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.