Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The largest known pigeon, which has mainly bluish plumage and a tall, erect crest, and is found in New Guinea.
- ‘There was a large enclosure near the parking area that contained a pair of Eclectus Parrots, a pair of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, and several crowned pigeons.’
- ‘Other modern representatives include the crowned pigeons of New Guinea and the tooth-billed pigeon of Samoa.’
- ‘You can get your fill of toucans, hornbills, crowned pigeons, green pigeons (which are beautifully coloured), birds of paradise, parrots et al, but really it is not so different from any modern conventional zoo.’
- ‘Giant crowned pigeons, small wallaby kangaroos, cassowary birds, tree kangaroos, and wild boars are abundant within an hour's walk of the village.’
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.