Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large white and pale grey gull breeding on Arctic coasts.
- ‘Below we report the geographic distribution of long-tailed ducks, eiders, scoters, glaucous gulls, and Pacific loons with respect to month and ice cover.’
- ‘Unlike other birds observed during these surveys, glaucous gulls occurred in significantly higher densities in June than in July and August.’
- ‘In the event of an oil spill, sea ducks are more vulnerable to contact oil than surface-feeding species, such as glaucous gulls.’
- ‘Mark and Alex took the lead in the kayaks, harried by pale glaucous gulls and the quick, forked-tailed arctic terns.’
- ‘New gull species have occasionally shown up at the refuse dump/sewage lagoons while on migration (Thayer's gull, Iceland gull), or as nonbreeding juveniles in summer (glaucous gull).’
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.