Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bird of paradise, the male of which has mainly velvety-black plumage and a display call that sounds like a whistling bullet.
- ‘The rifle bird was once very common but the clearing of rainforest has destroyed much of its habitat and so it is scarce in many areas.’
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.