Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A nocturnal and mainly tree-dwelling Australasian marsupial, which has a pointed muzzle and a furred tail with a naked tip.
- ‘The Australian brush-tailed possum, put simply, is a pest of epidemic proportions.’
- ‘One mammal I have studied, the Australian brush-tailed possum, harms mistletoe in a direct way, by devouring it.’
- ‘Let's face it - brush-tailed possums have already achieved the status of house squatters in thousands of suburban houses in Australia.’
- ‘Native to Australia, where they are now protected, brush-tailed possums were first introduced to New Zealand in 1837 to jump-start the fur trade.’
- ‘Potential mammalian nest predators such as common brush-tailed possums and house mice were present in all plots, but the dominant nest predators always were birds.’
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.