Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bird of prey with reddish-brown plumage and a forked tail, found chiefly in Europe.
- ‘Other birds to benefit nationally include song thrushes, red kites, skylarks and nightjars.’
- ‘Experts on the red kite - a spectacular bird with a wingspan of up to 6ft - say it is essentially a scavenger which feeds on carrion rather than attacking sheep or game birds.’
- ‘The list contains red kites, golden eagles, ospreys, goshawks and even domestic cats.’
- ‘In Germany, studies show turbines have killed dozens of rare red kites.’
- ‘As well as 419 pairs of golden eagles, osprey numbers are escalating, as are red kites, white-tailed sea eagles and peregrine falcons.’
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.