Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A major division of bats which comprises all but the fruit bats.
- ‘An additional explanation for the absence of either mode in Microchiroptera is their reliance on echolocation, and their need to maintain regular sensory input.’
- ‘The two suborders of bats, Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera, use different sensory modalities for perceiving their environment.’
- ‘There are two major groups of bats, usually given the rank of suborders, Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera.’
- ‘The other major group of bats, the Microchiroptera or microbats, is quite ecologically diverse.’
- ‘The bats with which most people are familiar belong to the Microchiroptera.’
Modern Latin (plural), from micro- ‘small’ + Greek kheir ‘hand’ + pteron ‘wing’.
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.