Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A migratory northern diving duck, the male of which has a dark head with a white cheek patch and yellow eyes.
- ‘The goldeneye's white spot is between its telltale yellow eye and grey beak, rather than behind the eye.’
- ‘Female goldeneyes lay eggs in their own nests and in the nests of other female goldeneyes.’
- ‘During migration, goldeneyes stop on large lakes and rivers to feed while they move between breeding and wintering habitats.’
- ‘With her telescope I scanned the ducks and was immediately smitten by the goldeneyes.’
- ‘It was beside Henry's Fork that we skied and watched goldeneyes, mallards and trumpeter swans floating in the shallows.’
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.