Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large nightjar native to eastern North America.
- ‘A large nightjar of the southeastern United States, the Chuck-will's-widow is well known for its continuous singing of its name at dusk.’
- ‘Chuck-will's-widows migrate in Texas from late March through early May and will initiate breeding soon after arriving on their breeding grounds.’
- ‘Only rarely are chuck-will's-widows found during the daytime; most records are for night-singing birds.’
Late 18th century: imitative of its call.
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.