Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face.
- ‘Green monkeys are also called vervets, tantalus, sabeus, and grivet monkeys.’
- ‘The riverine forest has many colobus and grivet monkeys.’
- ‘The fresco depicts monkeys that are strikingly similar in form and posture to members of the genus Cercopithecus, including green monkeys, vervets and grivets.’
- ‘This small forest is rich in mammal species like the red-tailed and grivet monkeys, the dwarf bush baby, the Potto and the African and palm civets.’
- ‘It was caused by infected African monkeys (grivets Cercopithecus aethiops) from Uganda used in developing polio vaccines.’
Mid 19th century: from French, of unknown origin.
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.