Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marine diving duck that breeds in Arctic Eurasia and North America, the male having very long tail feathers and mainly white plumage in winter.
- ‘The long-tailed duck, formerly known as the Oldsquaw, is a striking study in light and dark plumage.’
- ‘Nearshore waters near the Colville River Delta were particularly important to long-tailed ducks, scoters, and loons.’
- ‘Below we report the geographic distribution of long-tailed ducks, eiders, scoters, glaucous gulls, and Pacific loons with respect to month and ice cover.’
- ‘These lagoons provide important habitat for moulting long-tailed ducks and scoters, providing abundant food availability, low risk of predation, and protection from wind, waves, and pack ice.’
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.