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= Blackburnian warbler.Related Blackburnian warbler
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Anna Blackburn, English botanist and museum owner, whose brother collected a specimen of the warbler + -ian.
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.