Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hummingbird that typically lives at high altitude, especially in the Andes, and is adapted to the harsher climate there.
- ‘On the routes guests see a wide variety of birds including hummingbirds, hillstars and many species of birds of prey.’
- ‘Some like the hillstars of the High Andes nest in small caves from which they hang their nests, some hang theirs from the underside of leaves’
- ‘Resident birds such as wedge-tailed hillstars and Cochamba mountain finches seek shelter from the blowing wind.’
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.