Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small short-billed wading bird of the sandpiper family that turns over stones to feed on small animals beneath them.
- ‘Active foragers, turnstones are best known for their habit of turning over objects and eating the food underneath.’
- ‘Knots and turnstones arrive at Alert in late May through early June, when the weather is cold and unpredictable and food resources scarce.’
- ‘Knots and turnstones are both medium-sized waders that inhabit intertidal coastal areas outside the breeding season.’
- ‘No turnstone nests were found in 1999, apparently because of very high predation pressure from Arctic foxes.’
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.