Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large North American woodpecker with mainly black plumage and a red cap and crest.
- ‘In the woods, a variety of large and small animals and birds are attracted to red maple, including deer, elk, screech owls, moose and pileated woodpeckers.’
- ‘After contemplating the hard life of the hard-rock miner, take a hike on the Eureka Peak Loop Trail, where we spotted a Sierra aviary of birds, including pileated woodpeckers and calliope hummingbirds.’
- ‘While hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or eating a picnic lunch, watch for Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtles, loggerhead shrikes, pileated woodpeckers, Seminole bats, and spotted salamanders.’
- ‘A green tree and snag retention strategy focuses on protecting large snags that may be used by species such as Vaux's swift, pileated woodpeckers, and myotis bats.’
- ‘Under current American constitutional law, swampland and pileated woodpeckers are ‘persons.’’
Late 18th century: pileated from Latin pileatus capped, from pileus felt cap.
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.