Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian songbird with mainly brown plumage, a long cocked tail, a fringe of bristles around the bill, and secretive habits.
- ‘The eastern bristlebird is such a species - elusive, rarely heard and even more rarely seen.’
- ‘The removal of bristlebirds over three years from a limited area in the source population had no detectable impact.’
- ‘Certain species like the bristlebirds have whistling calls that are carried far in order to announce their presence.’
- ‘Eastern bristlebirds have short rounded wings and a long tail.’
- ‘There are three species of bristlebirds in Australia: the Eastern, Rufous and Western Bristlebird.’
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.