Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A songbird of the weaver family occurring in Madagascar and islands in the Indian Ocean, the male of which typically has mainly red plumage.
- ‘Whilst the fodies have attracted much conservation and research effort, the blue pigeons have not.’
- ‘The native fodies may also face competition from the Madagascar fody, which has been introduced to Mauritius.’
- ‘This could provide a major, sustainable, contribution to the conservation of the fody and other highly endangered Mauritian birds.’
- ‘Glad you saw the fodies, they have since your visit been captive breeding them and released 8 birds just prior to Xmas on Ile Aux Aigrette!’
- ‘When adult terns are disturbed, the fody tips the egg from its branch onto the ground to smash it and then eats it.’
A local word.
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.