Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small African barbet with a monotonous metallic call like a hammer striking an anvil, repeated for long periods.
- ‘We stayed in a comfortable log cabin under the forest canopy and saw new birds from our stoep - golden rumped tinker barbets, white eared barbets, purple crested louries, yellowbreasted apalis and golden rumped woodpeckers.’
- ‘There are 43 species of barbets and tinkerbirds that span the African continent from south of the Sahara.’
- ‘Kruwa has fruit trees that in season draw many greenbuls, barbets, tinkerbirds, hornbills, and other birds.’
- ‘Also located in this exhibit is an African aviary, home to exotic birds, such as the yellow-rumped tinkerbirds and amethyst starlings.’
- ‘Fruit-eating birds include orioles, hornbills, and tinkerbirds, which fill the forest air with their metallic calls.’
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.