Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for pintado petrel
- ‘Wandering albatrosses, Wilson's stormy petrels, Cape petrels and brown-browed albatrosses (try saying that quickly!) kept us entertained us with their flights across the waves.’
- ‘The population and breeding status of Cape petrel is satisfactory.’
- ‘They are often called Cape pigeons because they peck at the surface of the water (like a pigeon pecks at the ground) to get squid, krill, and fish.’
- ‘A couple of Australasian gannets, white-fronted terns, and two Cape petrels put in an appearance.’
- ‘But also additional data on the breeding ecology of the Snow petrel, the Cape petrel and the South polar skua will be collected.’
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.