Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The study or collecting of birds' eggs.
- ‘Jacobs, who was from Waynesburg, published a number of books and articles on the birds of Pennsylvania, mainly on distributions, natural history, and oology.’
- ‘The volume begins with the editors' contributions, a short biography of Gegenbaur and a history of comparative anatomy (and its divorce from oology) at the University of Jena.’
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.