Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall mainly white or pinkish wading bird related to ibises, having a long bill with a very broad flat tip.
- ‘Other wintering species include little egret, spoonbill, hen harrier, merlin, peregrine, green sandpiper and common sandpiper.’
- ‘In winter, it's easy to see raptors, Oriental white stork, and white spoonbills.’
- ‘One month later, the two other spoonbills were released.’
- ‘The water birds hovering around the lake include pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese and hammerkops.’
- ‘A crudely painted plywood sign showing bulbous ibis and spoonbills asks that you not disturb the 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.