Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1dialect term for magpie
- ‘I refuse to get involved in any arguments about black-backed maggies versus white backed Magpies or Pica Pica versus Gymnorhina Tibicen.’
- ‘I used to love wandering around as a kid waiting for a maggie to swoop me.’
- ‘I think Parks and Wildlife will only remove maggies as a last resort if they are posing a threat to people.’
2Scottish term for guillemot
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.