Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An elongated composite sacrum containing a number of fused vertebrae, present in birds and some extinct reptiles.
- ‘In most birds, diverticula of the abdominal air sacs pneumatize the posterior thoracic vertebrae and synsacrum later in ontogeny.’
- ‘Between the notarium and synsacrum were several dorsal vertebrae that may have provided some level of dorsoventral mobility.’
- ‘The posterior thoracic vertebrae, synsacrum, and hindlimb are pneumatized by diverticula of the abdominal air sacs.’
- ‘We glued transmitters on the bird above the synsacrum, with the antenna oriented down the tail; we placed the harness around each leg, in a figure-8 shape.’
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.