Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A breeding colony of herons, typically in a group of trees.
- ‘He also carried out an unauthorised development which involved the wanton destruction of protected trees and a heronry.’
- ‘They usually nest together in colonies called heronries.’
- ‘You're virtually guaranteed to see avocets, and you will certainly see herons, since the ancient woodland, with its noisy rookery, has the largest heronry in the UK.’
- ‘In 1997, we estimated that about 800 pairs of wading birds nested at heronries on Canarsie Pol Island.’
- ‘For this purpose, keepers of parks, rabbit warrens and heronries were ordered to produce venison and wildfoul for their masters' tables.’
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.