Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Old World bat with tubular nostrils.
- ‘As its common name suggests, the Philippine tube-nosed bat is endemic to the Philippines, where it is recorded only from the islands of Cebu, Negros and Sibuyan.’
- ‘At night tube-nosed bats feed on soft fruits and nectar, while either hovering in front of the blossoms or climbing among flower clusters.’
- ‘The tube-nosed bats have laterally directed, tube-like nostrils, of uncertain function’
- ‘We have all 4 species of Australian flying foxes in permanent care, as well as tube-nosed bats and microbats.’
- ‘Queensland tube-nosed bats are polygamous with one breeding season.’
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.