Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Artists, photographers, filmmakers, kids doing nature study, biogeographers, conservation biologists, and activists, as well as taxonomists, shuffle through them for the sake of beauty, curiosity, and amazement.’
- ‘The objective is to bring ecologists, paleontologists, geneticists, biogeographers, and others together to think ambitiously and work on evolutionary problems on a broad scale.’
- ‘Most cladistic biogeographers have not been so explicit but have nevertheless implicitly assumed that correspondence to a general pattern implies that individual lineages existed at the same time.’
- ‘A phenomenon which fascinated Wallace, and has occupied generations of biogeographers ever since, is the sudden change in flora and fauna that occurs in the twenty-mile wide channel between the small islands of Bali and Lombok.’
- ‘‘The changes [in ocean acidity] aren't huge,’ said John Guinotte, a marine biogeographer at the Marine Conservation Biology Institute in Bellevue, Washington.’
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.