Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in a bird's tail) each of the smaller feathers covering the bases of the main feathers.
plume, quillView synonyms
- ‘Many species have bright colors on their rump, wings and upper tail coverts that can be covered by their wings while they are on the ground foraging.’
- ‘We captured 30 males on 10 April 1997 at the start of the breeding season when males were regularly seen displaying their upper tail coverts.’
- ‘The flight feathers are black, and the upper tail coverts and rump area are cobalt blue.’
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.