Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates whose bodies are covered with scales. What does that mean? Cold-blooded means that reptiles can't maintain their own body temperature like mammals can. They rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. That's why you often find reptiles lying on a warm rock, basking in the sun.
From Evita Peron to Empress Maria Leopoldina, women have always played key roles in the history of Latin America. Here are a few of the more important ones, in no particular order: Malinali "Malinche" Malinche with Cortés. Jujomx/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 Hernan Cortes, in his audacious conquest of the Aztec Empire, had cannons, horses, guns, crossbows, and even a fleet of ships on Lake Texcoco.
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a civil rights activist whose passionate depiction of her own suffering in a racist society helped focus attention on the plight of African-Americans throughout the South. In 1964, working with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Hamer helped organize the 1964 Freedom Summer African American voter registration drive in her native Mississippi.
In historical linguistics and discourse analysis, grammaticalization is a type of semantic change by which (a) a lexical item or construction changes into one that serves a grammatical function, or (b) a grammatical item develops a new grammatical function. The editors of The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014) offer as a "typical example of grammaticalization… the development of be + going + to into an auxiliary-like item be going to .
Ben Crystal is the author of Shakespeare on Toast (published by Icon Books), a new book that dispels the myth that Shakespeare is difficult. Here, he shares his thoughts about performing Shakespeare and reveals his top tips for first-time actors. About.com: Is performing Shakespeare difficult? Ben Crystal: Well, yes…and so it should be!