Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gregarious fruit-eating Australasian bird of the oriole family, the male of which has a green back and a yellow or green breast.
- ‘The Figbird is a locally nomadic bird which roams in search of native and cultivated fruits and figs.’
- ‘Figbirds feed in flocks, often of around 20 birds that are prepared to fly to isolated trees that are suitable for foraging.’
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.