Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shrew which is one of the smallest known mammals.
- ‘The pygmy shrew is the smallest mammal you'll find in the northern hemisphere.’
- ‘‘Technically, perhaps,’ replied the imperturbable polymog, ‘but you are to a great white as a pygmy shrew is to a rhinoceros.’’
- ‘Sometimes I feel more like a pygmy shrew than an armadillo.’
- ‘They dominate their other songs like The Colussus of Rhodes towering over a huddle of pygmy shrews.’
- ‘While mice, rats and moles, rabbits, frogs and a pygmy shrew were recorded, the vast majority of cats favoured birds.’
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.