Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fluffy long-tailed jay with dark grey upper parts and a whitish face, found in Canada and the north-western US.
- ‘At the lake we fed the grey jays, which sat on our skis and even ate out of Paul's hand.’
- ‘The gray jay makes a series of whistling sounds of ‘wheeoo’ or ‘wheee-ah.’’
- ‘Many campgrounds support a flock of habituated gray jays, as campers readily feed the birds.’
- ‘The Corvidae family of birds such as crows, blue and grey jays, ravens and magpies are particularly susceptible to illness and death from West Nile Virus.’
- ‘Many species of birds live here, including chickadees, hummingbirds, grey jays, red-tailed hawks, ptarmigan and golden eagles.’
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.