Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small warbler related to the goldcrest, having a red and orange crest and occurring mainly in Europe.
- ‘Do firecrests only stay for winter in the south west or can they turn up any time?’
- ‘Firecrests are tiny birds, the second smallest species in Europe.’
- ‘Those boon migratory companions, the firecrest and the black redstart, provided considerable entertainment to local birders in 1994.’
- ‘I was amazed to find not one but two Firecrests together just by the little gate.’
- ‘He watches a rare firecrest dancing on the banks of the river Fal, witnesses the tumbling flight of evening swifts and reports that experts now believe that birdsong may be - in part at least - pure exuberance, as much spirit as function.’
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.