Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gregarious thrush-like babbler of South and SE Asia, typically with dark grey or brown plumage and a boldly marked head, and a cackling call.
- ‘I have visited his place several times and he does have two established pairs of Laughing Thrushes, they are beauties and have the best calls.’
- ‘Only then we realised that they were not real thrushes but chestnut-crowned laughing-thrushes.’
- ‘Thrushes, starlings, mynahs cannot digest carbohydrate, laughing-thrushes can - so they make better use of whatever you feed them.’
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.