Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large nocturnal burrowing rat that feeds chiefly on the roots of bamboo and other plants, found in the forests of SE Asia.
- ‘There are masked palm civets, bamboo rats, hog nosed badgers, boars, barking deer and giant flying squirrels, as well as cats and dogs.’
- ‘But at the time and rightly for 1986, it had only been seen in the bamboo rat in southern Asia and in some Arabian whale.’
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.