Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Arctic eider duck, the male of which has a red bill and colourful plumage on the head.
- ‘In the winter, all king eiders move back to the ocean, where they may be found somewhat farther out from shore than common eiders.’
- ‘Another important staging area for king eiders is off the west coast of Banks Island.’
- ‘Before the end of October two of the tracked king eiders were reported shot in southern Upernavik.’
- ‘In contrast, king eiders were found primarily in offshore waters more than 10 m deep west of Oliktok Point.’
- ‘We found 41 nests distributed among 10 islands in Karrak Lake; to our knowledge, this represents the largest number of king eider nests studied at one site.’
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.