Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Either of two extinct hominids of the genus Ardipithecus, known from late Miocene and early Pliocene fossil remains found in the Afar region of Ethiopia, and dated to about 4.4 and 5.6 million years ago respectively.
1990s. From scientific Latin Ardipithecus, genus name from Afar ardi, variant of ard earth, ground, floor (from Arabic ˀarḍ) + scientific Latin -pithecus (fossil) ape, after scientific Latin Australopithecus.
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.