Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pigmented swelling on the inner side of the hand in some male frogs and toads, assisting grip during copulation.
- ‘Other characters known from hyperoliids include the presence of a dentomentalis muscle, the absence of a nuptial pad, claw-shaped terminal phalanges, vertical pupils, and a cartilaginous sternum.’
- ‘They acquired nuptial pads, which helped them to clutch the slippery females, an example perhaps of striving.’
- ‘We further examined each male for well-developed nuptial pads, as indicators of readiness for reproduction.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.