Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pipit, especially the meadow pipit.
- ‘The wrens mostly went about their business - whatever that might be - in a sharp, practical way, keeping silence; but the frail note of the titlarks sounded here, there, everywhere.’
- ‘At the end of a fortnight two little titlarks came out of their shells, and the next day two more.’
- ‘Here the titlarks were in extraordinary force, and I lingered about the spot for half an hour, awaiting the longspurs that might be hoped for in their company.’
- ‘The Missouri titlark is the American bird which is most like the skylark of Europe.’
- ‘Near me a titlark every few minutes rose from the sward, and spreading his wings came down aslant, singing with all his might.’
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.