Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian diving duck related to the pochard, the male of which has mainly dark red-brown breeding plumage.
- ‘The city boys trod gingerly in their trainers at first, but soon they were well into the mysteries of ferruginous duck, pigmy cormorants, marsh harriers and lesser white-fronted geese.’
- ‘My visit to the Laundry pond yielded only a few birds, a single little egret, a coot, a pair of little grebes, several ferruginous ducks and a small flock of mallards.’
- ‘At the laundry pond in addition to the usual species I saw another new species, a group of three ferruginous ducks.’
- ‘There were about 50 coots, 25 shovelers, and a handful each of mallards and ferruginous ducks.’
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.