Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Indonesian deer with a brown coat and branched antlers.
- ‘He had described nine species of rusa deer from Batangas on Luzon in the Philippines, four more from nearby Tarlac, and seven more from Neuva Ecija.’
- ‘These are what give the babirusa its name: babi means pig and rusa deer in the local language.’
Late 18th century: modern Latin (former genus name), from Malay.
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.