Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian spine-tailed swift, believed to be the world's fastest flying bird.
- ‘The fastest normal wing-flapping flight ever clocked was of the white-throated needle-tailed swift in India: a reported 219 miles per hour.’
- ‘Larger species, such as white-throated needletail, are amongst the fastest flyers in the animal kingdom.’
- ‘The needletails can seem drawn to the hills as if by a magnet; on good days, flocks arrive from the north, glide and circle around, then, with a few flaps of their wings, whoosh overhead like speeding bullets, and vanish to the south.’
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.