Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tiny owl that nests in cacti and trees in the arid country of the southern US and Mexico.
- ‘Here, I got a great view of an elf owl and marveled at the way its plumage blended in with the tree trunk behind him.’
- ‘Several owl boxes will attract elf owls and would give you a better chance to see those elusive creatures.’
- ‘Our three top birders hurry to see an off-course Baikal teal behind an ice-cream shop in Denver; in Tucson they sit with 20 people around the base of a telephone pole at dusk, hoping to spot an elf owl.’
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.