Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bird that is said to foretell rain by its call, especially (in Britain) the green woodpecker or (in South Africa) a kind of coucal.
- ‘Nestled in the evergreen in their front yard, there was a silky gray rainbird.’
- ‘For the first time in the last seven days, the sun rose over Vaskio with a purpose, and the rainbirds graced the sky.’
- ‘There was a pause, the quiet air filled only by a song from a young rainbird.’
- ‘It was a slightly glum day, the vivid blue of the sky partially hidden by overcast, and the silky gray rainbirds taking flight in the chill air.’
- ‘Just a moment after his words, a silvery rainbird flew down from the tree tops, and behind the blonde-haired woman.’
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.