Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large-eyed nocturnal gecko of the Old World tropics, occupying a range of habitats including houses.
- ‘Up to 800 adult house geckos have been caught in one night from one market near Jakarta.’
- ‘You absolutely need a cover or house geckos run up the glass, take a flying leap, and hit the floor running.’
- ‘Instead, the house geckos loitered near the lights, snaring all the insects they could eat.’
- ‘Keep in mind that house geckos need vertical space for climbing so use a tall tank.’
- ‘The house gecko will never probably be able to be held for long times, but chances are you can relax it down a bit.’
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.