Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face.
- ‘Savanna monkeys, or African green monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops or Chlorocebus aethiops), are the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in Africa.’
- ‘This remnant of the island's original canopy of rainforest is home to a large population of green monkeys which come and go as they please.’
- ‘The virus appeared to have come from a set of green monkeys that had been captured in Uganda and sent to Europe for laboratory use.’
- ‘Researchers tested their SARS vaccine on four African green monkeys, with another four in the control group.’
- ‘Genetic tests indicate that the viruses came from chimpanzees, baboons, and an African green monkey.’
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.