Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Well, it is clear that bipedalism arose quite early in hominid history, even if no one can be certain, in the strictest genealogical sense, that the earliest hominid was an upright biped.’
- ‘One of the pleasures of Stanford's book is its splendidly gossipy account of recent research into the early history of hominid bipedalism.’
- ‘An opposing camp argues that bipedalism is simply the most energy-efficient way for a hominid to get around on a flat surface.’
- ‘But bipedalism in birds is a highly specialized form of bipedal motion; the large tails of birds' ancestors, which in crocodilians still anchor the leg muscles, have mostly vanished in birds.’
- ‘They concluded that movement by the protohominids into this novel dimension of behavior was importantly linked with the advent of bipedalism.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.