Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Her wings turned from silver bright to blackish dark.’
- ‘It has a thin, black bill, dark gray to blackish legs, dark patches on either side of the upper breast, and dark ear patches.’
- ‘It measures 40-50 cm in length, weighs up to 2kg and has a thick, woolly coat that is dark brown or blackish.’
- ‘The birds become lethargic, with a staggered gait, their feathers are ruffled, and the comb and wattles turn dark red or blackish.’
- ‘At 11 p.m., it looked like a blackish dark gray B - 2 bomber, but then it shot sharply forward only to slow down and stop.’
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.