Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian and Australasian starling that typically has dark plumage, gregarious behaviour, and a loud call.
- ‘Sparrows, starlings, Indian mynahs and feral pigeons rarely visit Australian gardens, which welcome an array of colourful native birds.’
- ‘Soil can be seeded within monoculture grass, or trees can be planted widely apart so that they do not become roosts for mynas and starlings.’
- ‘There are even a few rare records of mynas attacking people.’
- ‘Despite my positive emotional response to talking animals, I've never taught an animal to speak, not even a parrot or a mynah.’
- ‘We could observe a couple of endangered hill mynas among other species.’
Mid 18th century: from Hindi mainā.
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.