Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A child's word for a bird.
- ‘A tiny dicky bird has told me Edmonton's answer to Rufus Wainwright will bring his quirky sensibility to the upcoming Enbridge Symphony in the Park.’
- ‘That's what a little dicky bird claims to have overheard, and he has passed along the transcript to the Professor.’
- ‘A little dicky bird tootled discordantly by the waterhole the other day, distracting the Professor from his joyful sifting of all the bargains to be found on the bustling bourses of our free-market world.’
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.