Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender long-crested Australian parrot related to the cockatoos, with a mainly grey body, white shoulders, and a yellow and orange face.
- ‘She is an aviculturist writer, editor, panel judge and speaker, and has raised cockatiels and parrots for more than 20 years.’
- ‘Parrot fever is a bacterial disease that affects more than 100 species of wild and domestic birds, including parrots, macaws, cockatiels and parakeets.’
- ‘At once, the cockatiel's grey feathers started to glow orangish-red.’
- ‘When the aviary was smashed, the parrots, cockatiels and lovebirds took flight.’
- ‘The bird sanctuary has been inundated with calls from people who have spotted cockatiels, budgies and parrots that have been released into the wild.’
Late 19th century: from Dutch kaketielje, probably a diminutive of kaketoe cockatoo.
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.