Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A migratory gull with greenish-grey legs, found locally in northern and eastern Eurasia and NW North America.
- ‘‘There is the largest number of breeding common gulls anywhere in Central Scotland, primarily down by the storage in the high security area around the submarines,’ said John.’
- ‘When we arrived at the island, we were greeted by a flock of Tree Swallow, the usual assortment of common gulls, and a few Killdeer.’
- ‘Other than that, it was just common gulls, ducks, and geese.’
- ‘Scotland has seen significant rises in populations of gannets, common gulls and puffins, but other species, such as the arctic tern, are in steep decline.’
- ‘But as black-headed and common gulls tend to feed on farmland, it seems likely that farmland is the origin of the outbreak.’
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.