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.’
- ‘Here we will look for the mountain hawk and black eagle, khalij pheasants, black-throated parrotbills, barwings, shrike-babblers, yuhinas, shortwings, redstarts etc.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Additional forest species that can be difficult to locate are mid-canopy species such as shrike-babblers, barwings, sibias and two species of Crocias.’
- ‘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.’
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.