Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A nocturnal tree snake of Pacific origin that has escaped captivity as a pet to threaten native fauna in many Pacific Rim locations.
- ‘In the early 1980's, however, this species, along with seven other native forest birds, was extirpated from the wild due to predation by the invasive brown tree snake.’
- ‘U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have been using Jack Russell terriers on that Pacific Ocean island to detect invasive brown tree snakes in airport cargo.’
- ‘The story, unfortunately, isn't B-grade fiction; the very real brown tree snake made its way from New Guinea to Guam, probably aboard a freighter, in the mid-1950s.’
- ‘But that feistiness wasn't enough to save it from the brown tree snake, an alien intruder that probably arrived on a military plane or ship after World War II, then preyed on Guam birds.’
- ‘Zebra mussels in the Great Lakes, brown tree snakes in Guam, rabbits in Australia - all play havoc with natural ecosystems.’
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.