Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small owl found in America and northern Eurasia.
- ‘The pygmy owl, with a reddish tail and a grey-brown body, has been listed as endangered since 1997.’
- ‘Looking for the tiny pygmy owl in the dark was a surreal experience.’
- ‘From the forest's edge a warm wind carried the scent of wild spices and the sweet call of a pygmy owl.’
- ‘To someone who cares about Ironwood's petroglyphs, pygmy owls, and bighorn sheep, these requests might seem absurd.’
- ‘Small raptors such as pygmy owls, for example, elicited the most frenzied chickadee danger calls.’
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.