Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A black long-tailed African crow that often feeds gregariously among grazing mammals.
- ‘Moving on we found Senegal Wattled Plovers, Black-headed Plovers and then Spur-winged Plovers, a Melodious Warbler was spotted and then a group of Piapiac.’
- ‘For the purposes of our bird news services, Piapiac is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland.’
- ‘On the golf course were about a dozen Piapiac, a couple of Senegal Coucal, Blue-bellied Roller, Grey Kestrel, 3 Shikra and a Lanner Falcon.’
- ‘A group of very noisy Piapiac have invaded the hotel garden from somewhere.’
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.