Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large, hairy burrowing spider found in Africa.
- ‘Others again, like the massive hairy baboon spiders, sacrifice all caution and boldly hunt down their victims.’
- ‘Later when I was looking at their wedding album, there was another lesser baboon spider in there.’
- ‘They think they are a tasty treat and that's why bird-eating spiders are also named baboon spiders.’
- ‘I am not keen on baboon spiders as pets, but if you want to try something different from the usual docile tarantulas then these may be for you.’
- ‘KNP's known baboon spiders come from four different genera and are difficult to tell apart.’
- ‘Maybe T.Raab or another one of the experts on the baboon spiders could help you with that.’
- ‘He was not impressed, ‘How can you be so crazy and shower with a baboon spider?’’
- ‘Like most baboon spiders, they are very aggressive and can be considered a potentially dangerous species.’
- ‘However, she does not recommend keeping baboon spiders as pets as they are more aggressive.’
- ‘They are also known as baboon spiders in Africa and hairy spiders in South America.’
- ‘The new baboon spider was first spotted during a 2003 spider survey of Kruger that forms part of the ongoing South African National Survey of Arachnids.’
- ‘A Memphis Zoo colleague recorded a similarly striking behaviour in a related species of African baboon spider, Hysterocrates crassipes.’
- ‘I'm no internationally recognized spider expert, but if it was a baboon spider, I'm not at all remorseful.’
- ‘The horned baboon spiders are a very unique genus having a distinct horn-like fovea on the carapace.’
- ‘African species are called baboon spiders due to their hairy appearance and the black scopulae pads on its ‘feet’ resembling the pads on baboon feet.’
- ‘The spiderlings of the horned baboon spider only commence moving about 50 days after hatching.’
- ‘Pterinochilus, the golden-brown baboon spider occurs from north-eastern South Africa northwards to Ethiopia.’
- ‘During the week Mark set off with Andre to find the baboon spider.’
- ‘In the wild, the baboon spider eats newborn mice and other rodents; newly hatched birds, reptiles, or amphibians; and any other invertebrates it can overtake.’
- ‘The baboon spider derives its name from a dense covering of hair that supposedly resembles the coat of a baboon.’
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.