Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An edible SE Asian freshwater fish which is widely kept in aquaria. Individuals sometimes press their fleshy lips together, probably as a threat display.
- ‘The kissing gourami is a peaceful species that should be housed with fishes of similar size and temperament.’
- ‘The way to tell the difference between male and female kissing gourami is to look at their sides.’
- ‘Shallow, slow-moving, and thickly vegetated backwaters are the kissing gourami's natural habitat.’
- ‘The kissing gouramis we have pictured are a popular choice because the males are not actually kissing but ‘sparring’ or pushing.’
- ‘Still other families of the labyrinth fish, such as the kissing gouramis, allow their eggs to float along the surface of the water.’
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.