Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dark-backed shearwater (seabird) that nests on islands in the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean waters.
- ‘The hatching success in the Manx shearwaters is strongly determined by the incidence of rainfall during the incubation period.’
- ‘Situated 16 miles off the west coast of northern Scotland, Rum has one of the world's largest colonies of Manx shearwaters.’
- ‘Faced with a mineral-deficient diet, red deer on the Scottish island of Rum resort to an unusual source of calcium: They munch chicks of a seabird known as the Manx shearwater.’
- ‘It is claimed the rats are eating the eggs of the puffin and the Manx shearwater, despite a number of scientific studies suggesting otherwise.’
- ‘It houses Manx shearwaters, herring and black-backed gulls, razorbills, stormy petrels and guillemots besides puffins.’
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.