Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian songbird related to the stonechat, the males of which generally have black (or grey) and white plumage.
- ‘These grasslands are the habitat of the endangered Indian bustard, white-naped tit, stolickza's bushchat, and other birds.’
- ‘We walked there for quite a while and saw various larks, bushchats, and some nilgai antelopes (bluebulls).’
- ‘There is no ‘family book’ for the Muscicapidae as a whole, but Urquhart & Bowley cover the 16 stonechats and bushchats in the genus Saxicola very thoroughly.’
- ‘In Masafi wadi were 2 rufous bushchats, 3 Upcher's warblers, a male Orphean warbler, 3 male rock thrushes and 5 yellow-vented bulbuls.’
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.