Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An African hyrax (mammal) that lives on rocky outcrops and cliffs and feeds mainly on grass.Also called dassie
- ‘For example, most grazing and mixed feeding ungulates have hypsodont teeth, but the hippo and the rock hyrax have brachyodont teeth.’
- ‘The only animal you are likely to see in the upper alpine zones is the rock hyrax.’
- ‘It is a lovely spot and must be one of the quietest places on earth, with no man-made sounds and only a couple of fish eagles and rock hyrax to disturb the silence.’
- ‘Of course, once at the top, world-class views took second place to rock hyraxes.’
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.