Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ostrich dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period.
- ‘It's real fun - my own little world of raptors and gallimimuses, and albertosaurs.’
- ‘One of the theatrical trailers did show quick glimpses of the T. rex and gallimimuses.’
- ‘He's got quite a number of them, too - brachiosaurs, gallimimuses, triceratops, and other spectacular but harmless herbivores.’
- ‘One of the sound effects that went into the scene where the Rex attacks the gallimimuses in JP was the sound editors' dog playing with a chew toy.’
- ‘There are what the kids of the cast (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello, as Hammond's grandchildren) call the ‘veggiesaurs’ - herds of lowing, long-necked brachiosaurs and gallivanting, fleet-footed gallimimuses.’
Modern Latin, from Latin galli ‘of a cockerel’ (genitive of gallus) + mimus ‘mime, pretence’.
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.