Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A grey goose with orange-yellow bill and legs, breeding in the arctic tundra of Lapland and Siberia and overwintering in parts of Europe and Asia.
- ‘I have enjoyed watching the bean geese over a 40-year period and have witnessed their changing fortunes through the decades.’
- ‘Yesterday six bean geese flew over in a neat puzzle for Pythagoreans.’
- ‘A flock of more than 200 Taiga bean geese visit the Slammanan plateau from October to February every year.’
- ‘A key factor in maintaining bean geese in the valley is the availability of secure roosts close to the feeding areas.’
- ‘Part of the Slamannan plateau is to be designated a special area for bean geese.’
- ‘There the geese used to eat the remains of the bean harvests, hence their name ‘bean goose’.’
- ‘The bean goose breeds along northern Eurasia from the highlands of Norway in the west to Kamchatka in the east.’
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.