Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large Eurasian sandpiper with long red legs and brown, grey, or blackish plumage.
- ‘The animals eat the eggs of wading birds including dunlin, lapwing, redshank and snipe.’
- ‘Bird species to be seen include ringed plover, oystercatcher, redshank and little grebe.’
- ‘Their farm is a haven for black grouse, lapwing, yellow wagtail, redshank, snipe and golden plover.’
- ‘When I came in April, the whimbrel, a summer migrant, had arrived to join the resident curlews, redshanks and oystercatchers.’
- ‘He has 120 breeding pairs of waders on his land, including lapwings, curlews and redshanks.’
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.