Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A West African guenon that has a bluish-grey face with a pink muzzle. The female has a distinctive moaning call.
- ‘The wild animals that suffered most were large carnivores such as lions and hyenas; primates including colobus and mona monkeys; and several herbivores.’
- ‘The scientists hypothesize that chimp SIV evolved from SIV found in red-capped sooty mangabeys as well as SIV that infects greater spot-nosed, mustached, and mona monkeys.’
- ‘Many smaller animals have also joined the collection: siamang gibbons, provost squirrels, howler monkey, armadillo and the elusive mona monkeys.’
Late 18th century: mona from Spanish and Portuguese mona, mono, Italian monna.
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.