Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marsupial mouse of shrew-like habits and appearance, found in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania.
- ‘In the daytime he sometimes found a tiny possum curled up asleep in the cutlery drawer or in a bowl on the kitchen shelf, or he glimpsed an antechinus by the door.’
- ‘Lace monitors and yellow-footed antechinus accounted for 7.6% and 2.7% of all nests, respectively.’
- ‘The male antechinus can mate for 12 hours at a time.’
Modern Latin, from Greek anti- ‘simulating’ + ekhinos ‘sea urchin, hedgehog’ (from its bristly fur).
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.