Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mouse that has spines mixed with the hair on its back, native to Africa and southwestern Asia.
- ‘Food that contains too much fat results in less fit spiny mice and it makes their fur greasy.’
- ‘This ensures the spiny mouse is fully grown, and all their qualities are more pronounced then.’
- ‘Golden spiny mice live in arid regions consisting of deserts and savannas dominated by rocky crevices.’
- ‘The spiny mouse gets its name from the adapted hairs on its body, which are similar to hedgehog spines.’
- ‘Unlike lizards, however, the spiny mice can never grow tails to replace the ones they lose.’
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.