One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The skylark, Alauda arvensis (now rare).
2Any of several pipits (genus Anthus); especially the meadow pipit, A. pratensis (now rare).
3US regional a meadowlark (genus Sturnella).
Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Turberville (c1543–c1597), poet and translator.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.