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.
- ‘The distinctively patterned Pintado Petrel is fairly common and the Sooty Shearwater is usually seen.’
- ‘Throughout the voyage, giant petrels, wandering and black-browed albatross and pintado petrels followed the ship, providing me with constant opportunities for flight photos.’
Early 17th century: from Portuguese and Spanish pintado ‘guinea fowl’ + petrel.
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.