Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small American songbird of the long-tailed tit family, with mainly pale grey plumage and sometimes a black mask.
- ‘Out of nowhere come groups of tiny gray birds, bushtits maybe, diving into the branches, their wings aflicker, as if they were slightly drunk.’
- ‘The chatter comes from the opposite side of the street now; the bushtits have moved house.’
- ‘I looked to where he was staring, and there was the flock of bushtits, flitting from bloom to bloom.’
- ‘His research included classic works on quail, bushtits, Mexican and South American thrushes, New World jays, and others.’
- ‘Addicott and Ervin, on the other hand, found that helping behavior in California bushtits was rare.’
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.