Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An almost hairless black free-tailed bat found in SE Asia.
- ‘Its head was like that of a hairless bat, with the curling yellowed horns of a large ram dominating the skull.’
- ‘Seven bat species live in the caves and include Cantors leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros galeritus and hairless bat Cheiromeles torquatus.’
- ‘One species - the hairless bat, genus Cheiromeles - is, as its name implies, effectively devoid of fur.’
- ‘Heated by geothermal activity to a constant temperature of 85 to 90 degrees, the mine is the perfect nursery for the hairless bat pups, which are typically born in pairs and need five to six weeks of nurturing before they can fly.’
- ‘One group of bats in this family is called the hairless bats because their hair is so short that the animal appears to be naked.’
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.