Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small Eurasian warbler with a black-bordered yellow or orange crest.
- ‘In fact well over a hundred species have been recorded in this country, ranging in size from goldcrest to grey heron and including geese.’
- ‘Successful woodland species in the region, include chiffchaffs, great spotted woodpeckers and goldcrests.’
- ‘Compared with the far more familiar goldcrest, this firecrest displayed considerably more striking plumage characteristics.’
- ‘Tiny vivid goldcrests flurried about thistles, the cool descended, and I took the direct descent to the valley floor.’
- ‘The weather was perfect and many species of birds were spotted, including Ireland's smallest bird, the goldcrest, which was lured out of hiding by the playing of a tape of its song.’
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.