Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large partridge found in the high mountains of central and eastern Asia, with predominantly grey and white plumage.
- ‘For example, Himalayan snowcocks, a bird that feeds on grasses, forbs, and sedges, are more vulnerable to raptorial predators in areas where they can forage most efficiently.’
- ‘Prior to hunting snowcock, a person must first obtain a free-use permit from the wildlife department.’
- ‘Eventually a Golden Eagle managed to frighten the snowcocks and we were rewarded with eleven birds calling as they flew in squadron formation to safety.’
- ‘Its plumage is patterned with grey, brown, white and black, but this snowcock looks pale grey from any distance.’
- ‘Himalayan snowcocks got so used to us that they kept grazing as we were walking around.’
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.