Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian bandicoot with toes that form a paired foot pad on the forelimbs, and a single foot pad on the hindlimbs. It is believed to be extinct.
- ‘An exception to this pattern was the pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus, which became extinct sometime after 1950.’
- ‘The pig-footed bandicoot may belong with the Peramelinae, or it perhaps should be classified by itself.’
- ‘The pig-footed bandicoot was one of the very strangest of marsupials.’
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.