Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common ground-dwelling Australian songbird with black-and-white plumage, long legs, and a loud piping call.Also called peewee
- ‘‘How long before feral pigeons and sparrows replace local magpie larks and crested pigeons feeding beneath the cafe tables of Alice Springs? ‘he asks.’’
- ‘Pairs of magpie-larks use choral skills to intimidate rivals.’
- ‘A large number of magpie-larks forage in the park surrounding Calamvale Creek.’
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.