Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian rat that is a destructive pest in many places.
- ‘The pelage of the bandicoot rat varies from coarse, short, harsh, and semispinous to long, fine and silky.’
- ‘The bandicoot rat has a short head, broad muzzle, and a scaly, almost hairless tail.’
- ‘At the Snake Park they were fed chickens and bandicoot rats, but in the wild they have a more interesting diet.’
- ‘Burrows are made by Norway rats, bandicoot rats, and sometimes, house mice.’
- ‘In this isolated oasis, unique species evolved: the smooth-covered otter, bandicoot rat, the thrasher-like Iraqi babbler and the buni fish are found nowhere else.’
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.