Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, stubby auk (seabird) found in the North Pacific, typically with gray underparts.
- ‘Crested auklets have a conspicuous black forehead-crest, white auricular plumes, an orange bill with accessory plates, and a citruslike plumage odor.’
- ‘However, several unusual attributes of crested auklets, Aethia cristatella, warranted further investigation.’
- ‘Of course, this magical land would be home to armies of auklets.’
- ‘The removal of these predators has benefitted many other bird species on the islands, including puffins, murres, and auklets.’
- ‘In the interim, the auklet egg was left in a carton buried in the sand to keep it safe and cool.’
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.