Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large endangered Atlantic petrel which breeds in Bermuda.
- ‘Bermuda's most famous bird, the Bermuda petrel, or cahow, is a rare but rewarding sight.’
- ‘His efforts have been successful and especially notable is the restoration of the extinct cahows.’
- ‘He has taken invasives by the roots and continues the effort to save our indigenous cahows from extinction.’
- ‘This year the world's last 24 pairs of cahows have produced twelve healthy chicks.’
- ‘But by a small miracle, a few pairs of breeding cahows hung for generations on some remote sea cliffs in the Bermuda archipelago.’
Early 17th century: imitative of its call.
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.