Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The sea eagle.
- ‘The Erne is never a gregarious bird; its habits perhaps forbid the exercise of the sociable qualities.’
- ‘This erne is common in North America, both by the coasts and by inland lakes, and also occurs in Northern Europe.’
- ‘There were terns and ernes and gulls, myriad tropical varieties of birds of all shapes and sizes, albatrosses and finches and cranes…’
Old English earn ‘eagle’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch arend.
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.