Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Old World squirrel that frequents palm trees, especially a tree squirrel with a striped back and a shrill, birdlike call.
- ‘The stripes on the Palm Squirrel's back are explained by a Hindu legend.’
- ‘The African palm squirrels (genus Epixerus) are long-legged runners that forage only on the ground.’
- ‘A stepwell was host not only to people but also to entire communities of bees, fish, lizards, palm squirrels, parrots, pigeons, and turtles.’
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.