Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender long-legged African bird of prey that feeds on snakes, having a crest likened to a quill pen stuck behind the ear.
- ‘Or witness Annie Martin, killing kittens and feeding them to a secretary bird on her ostrich farm in South Africa.’
- ‘The birds are also in plenty: secretary birds, cranes, stork, vultures and ostriches.’
- ‘We stopped and scanned the horizon with binoculars, spotting a family of warthogs and a secretary bird.’
- ‘Accipitridae is one of three families in the order Falconiformes, which also includes falcons and secretary birds.’
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.