Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An exceptional person or thing; a rarity.‘the style is a rare bird in Brazilian music’
individualist, individual, eccentric, nonconformist, free spirit, bohemian, maverick, oddityView synonyms
- ‘Though men far outnumber women at both resorts, we feel welcome, even special, like rare birds.’
- ‘And there certainly are nice people in sales professions, even those rare birds who will sacrifice their commissions to make sure you get what you truly need or want.’
Translating Latin rara avis (Juvenal's Satires, vi.165).
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.