Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small stocky auklike seabird with black upper parts and white underparts, that frequents southern oceans.
- ‘Albatross, cape pigeons, diving petrels, monymawks, mottled petrels, and sooty shearwaters all took their turns skimming our bow wave for fish.’
- ‘As expected groups such as the albatrosses, diving petrels, gadfly petrels, prions, and shearwaters were all monophyletic.’
- ‘Morphologically, the diving petrels resemble northern auks much more than they resemble other procellariiform birds.’
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.