Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tiny grey-backed New World songbird, with a long tail that is often cocked.
- ‘Titmice, chickadees, gnatcatchers, grackles, and swifts came and went.’
- ‘Once the exotic plants are removed, the land will be restored to coastal sage scrub for gnatcatchers and other native species.’
- ‘Hence, the quail and the gnatcatcher might both be relatively recent arrivals in the north.’
- ‘A rainbow of darts shoots through the limbs - a capeful of purple finch, three blue-gray gnatcatchers, a pair of cedar waxwings, and countless ruby-crowned kinglets.’
- ‘The nameless gnatcatcher is a highly endangered bird, whose total population he estimates at between 50 and 80 pairs.’
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.