Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small quaillike Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes.
- ‘In fact, black-breasted button-quails seldom fly: if disturbed they freeze on the spot or run away.’
- ‘Guide Mike West said button-quails were rarely seen and it might be that they had been in the area but were wrongly identified as true quails.’
- ‘Also known as Chinese painted quail, button quail are the smallest of the quails.’
- ‘Many people keep button quails in the bottom of their aviary, for variety as well as to help clean up spilled seed.’
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.