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.’
- ‘We further examined each male for well-developed nuptial pads, as indicators of readiness for reproduction.’
- ‘They acquired nuptial pads, which helped them to clutch the slippery females, an example perhaps of striving.’
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.