Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-haired goat-antelope with backward curving horns, found in mountainous regions of eastern Asia.
- ‘Pam Groves of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks has shown that the closest relative is actually the goral.’
- ‘My 40th birthday was celebrated in the Himalayas, where I took valuable pictures of the red goral, one of the world's most endangered animals.’
- ‘But every animal part is traded, from serow tongues (consumed to treat headaches) and goral legs (ground into a liniment for joint ailments) to the skins of white-browed gibbons and capped leaf monkeys (made into shoulder bags).’
- ‘Along the way you may even sight the Himalayan red panda, musk deer, leopards, black bear, goral and tahr in the national park.’
Mid 19th century: a local word in the Himalayas.
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.