Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slow-moving South American cavy-like rodent that has coarse dark hair with white stripes along the back, and a short furry tail.
- ‘Eight other species, including pacas, pacaranas, spiny rats and porcupines, also steal Brazil nuts stored by agoutis.’
- ‘The feet seem to be adapted to digging, but pacaranas are not known as diggers.’
From Tupi, literally ‘false paca’.
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.