Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ammonoid fossil of an intermediate type found chiefly in the Permian and Triassic periods, typically with partly frilled and partly lobed suture lines.
- ‘The suture lines of ceratites are less complex, and those of goniatites even less so than ceratites.’
- ‘Consequently, sutural nomenclature of Permian ceratites and Mesozoic ammonoids has to be modified.’
- ‘At last tracking structures indicate different viscoelastical properties of the septal mantle in goniatites, ceratites and ammonites.’
- ‘This ceratite had strong, simple ribs ending in a node on the dorsal side.’
- ‘In addition to the ceratites, other forms with more complex suture patterns appear for the first time.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Ceratites (from Greek keras, kerat- ‘horn’) + -ite.
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.