Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A young bird; a nestling.‘the birdlings flew away in the autumn’
chick, baby bird, fledglingView synonyms
- ‘In the nest a newborn birdling stands awkwardly with its beak open wide, straining in the throes of infancy.’
- ‘The one small birdling went up to a lion's whelp, and took refuge with it.’
- ‘The one that yells loudest is fed first and continues to be fed until another birdling yells louder.’
- ‘I can imagine picking up a nest of birdlings to raise in hopes of their survival from the devastation and blight that is being wreaked upon their surroundings.’
- ‘These young birdling things are driving me to the point of borrowing a gun.’
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.