Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A waxbill with a large red bill and black-and-white head, native to Java and Bali but introduced elsewhere and popular as a cage bird.
- ‘Java Sparrows (Padda oryzivora), also known as Java Rice Birds and Java Temple Birds, are one of the most attractive of all finches. They are hardy, colorful, easy to breed and relatively inexpensive. The Javas are well known for their impeccable, slick plumage.’
- ‘The original range of the Java sparrow is Java and the adjacent islands of Bali and Kangaen.’
- ‘I have kept and bred the Java Sparrows for eight years now, this lovely finch has always appealed to me because of its sleek looks and the fact it is an easy species to look after.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.