Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bat with a leaflike appendage on the snout.
- ‘To explore this idea, the investigators turned to the heterogeneous family of Phyllostomidae, the New World leaf-nosed bats.’
- ‘Old World leaf-nosed bats are sometimes regarded as a subfamily of the Rhinolophidae.’
- ‘The best-supported nodes in the tree mostly correspond with unquestioned sister taxa in the data set (hedgehog and gymnure; Daubenton's and leaf-nosed bats; horse and rhino; sheep and cow; mouse and mole rat; human and squirrel monkey).’
- ‘New World leaf-nosed bats are a common and diverse group that includes around 143 species, placed in 49 genera.’
- ‘They used a novel comparative analysis to test that prediction with leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae).’
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.