Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[in combination] Having a beak or bill of a specified kind:‘black-billed and yellow-billed cuckoos’
- ‘I had the place all to myself, except for the swans and orange-billed oystercatchers.’
- ‘There is no evidence of the prior existence of a divergent population of sharp-billed ground finches.’
- ‘We see two American coots, which are black, white-billed rails that behave very similarly to ducks.’
- ‘Long-billed dowitchers usually nest on the ground near water.’
- ‘The red-billed gull is listed as a nationally vulnerable New Zealand bird on the list of threatened birds.’
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.