Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian bird of the babbler family, with barred feathers on the wings and tail.
- ‘Like Darwin's famous Galapagos finches, the barwings and babblers of the Himalayas display adaptive radiation.’
- ‘From behind these arboreal flowers a tiny Taiwan barwing hops out onto a branch, unaware that a telephoto lens has zoomed in on him full frame.’
- ‘Additional forest species that can be difficult to locate are mid-canopy species such as shrike-babblers, barwings, sibias and two species of Crocias.’
- ‘Many of the latter will be in full flower at this time of year, attracting active flocks of nectar-feeding and insectivorous birds such as sunbirds, flowerpeckers, rosefinches, yuhinas, barwings and tit-babblers.’
- ‘Here we will look for the mountain hawk and black eagle, khalij pheasants, black-throated parrotbills, barwings, shrike-babblers, yuhinas, shortwings, redstarts etc.’
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.