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A small labyrinth fish native to Thailand, the males of which fight vigorously. It has been bred in a variety of colours for aquaria.
- ‘A male Siamese fighting fish is so possessive of his female that he'll sometimes attack his own mirror image (what he lacks in brains, he makes up for in feistiness).’
- ‘This is for the girl who was calling about her Japanese fighting fish, which is actually called a Siamese fighting fish.’
- ‘Two male fighting fish do not usually fight to the death; the loser just flees the scene.’
- ‘Previous studies on Siamese fighting fish and toads, as well as on humans and other primates, have yielded similar results.’
- ‘Some others, like the Siamese fighting fish, are capable of breathing air in addition to extracting oxygen from the water with their gills.’
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.