Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Asian swift whose nest, constructed from solidified saliva, is used to make Chinese bird's-nest soup.
- ‘When he reached the entrance, he saw thousands of edible-nest swiftlets nesting in the cave's dark recesses.’
- ‘The nest of one species, the edible-nest swiftlet (C. fuciphaga), is composed almost entirely of concentric layers of this salivary cement.’
- ‘The most highly valued are the nests from the Edible-nest Swiftlet (A. fuciphaga).’
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.