Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common petrel of southern oceans, having black plumage with white markings.
- ‘Throughout the voyage, giant petrels, wandering and black-browed albatross and pintado petrels followed the ship, providing me with constant opportunities for flight photos.’
- ‘The distinctively patterned Pintado Petrel is fairly common and the Sooty Shearwater is usually seen.’
Early 17th century: from Portuguese and Spanish pintado guinea fowl + petrel.
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.