Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small mouse-like carnivorous marsupial with a long tail, native to Australia and New Guinea.
- ‘Another surprise was the apparent association of Planigale populations with tall grasslands on the Tweed Coast.’
- ‘Common Planigales inhabit rainforest, eucalypt forest, heathland, marshland, grassland and rocky areas where there is surface cover, and usually close to water.’
1940s: modern Latin, from Latin planus ‘flat’ (referring to the flat skull of the marsupial), on the pattern of phascogale.
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.