Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American warbler, the male of which has a golden-yellow head, breast, and underparts.
- ‘One prothonotary warbler does not make a May Day, but Shakespeare has bare ruined choirs full of them.’
- ‘The Connecticut Rare Bird Alert, a recorded telephone announcement, sometimes brings news of a prothonotary warbler or a Kentucky in the vicinity.’
- ‘Then we turn into a driveway-width water-lane, drifting along under arching tupelos and willows in new leaf, startled only by the emphatic song of prothonotary warblers.’
- ‘The Goat Trees, aptly festooned with Spanish moss, provided protective cover for shimmering gold prothonotary warblers.’
Late 18th century: named with reference to the saffron colour of the robes worn by clerks to the Pope (see Protonotary Apostolic).
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.