Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small short-necked heron that is active mainly at night.
- ‘While there we found a black-crowned night heron (not the rarest bird on the block, but not one you see every day either).’
- ‘A pond near an amphitheater from Alexander the Great's time had a black-crowned night heron, a few little egrets, pied kingfishers and black-winged stilts.’
- ‘One of Wingate's biggest successes, paradoxically, involves the introduction of a non-native: the yellow-crowned night heron.’
- ‘At the pond there were a few white-winged terns, a black-crowned night heron, a purple swamphen, and some blue-cheeked bee-eaters.’
- ‘We've also had the endangered yellow-crowned night heron nesting in the area,’ says Dyer, an avid bird watcher.’
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.