Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A vole with a reddish-chestnut back, found in forest, scrub, and tundra regions of the northern hemisphere.
- ‘Among mammals, my annual visitors now include a few common smoky shrews, short-tailed shrews, red-backed voles, and, last but certainly not least in numbers, deer mice.’
- ‘Thus, red-backed voles and northern pygmy gerbils are less vulnerable to mammalian predators when in patches of greater density of cover than in patches of less cover.’
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.