Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dark-backed Old World harrier that frequents marshes and reed beds.
- ‘We spotted teal, shoveller, shelduck, Bewick swans, redshank, snipe and a marsh harrier flying low across the reedbeds - a wonderful sight.’
- ‘Water voles also find a refuge here, and you may see hares boxing in the spring or marsh harriers in the summer.’
- ‘At the laundry pond a marsh harrier was harassing the ducks and coots, flying low over them and flushing them out of the reeds and into open water.’
- ‘The aim of the project is to provide a haven for threatened wildlife such as the avocet and marsh harriers whose numbers have dwindled significantly in recent years.’
- ‘Any list of Norfolk ornithological successes must include the marsh harrier.’
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.