Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing hare-like cavy with long hindlimbs and greyish fur, native to South America.
- ‘The two foxes have killed a peacock, a penguin and three maras.’
- ‘There are wallabies, meerkats, flamingoes, maras and tamarin monkeys in both zoos.’
- ‘It includes two subfamilies: the Caviinae, the cavies and the familiar guinea pigs; and the Dolichotinae, the Patagonian hares or maras.’
Mid 19th century: from American Spanish mará.
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.