Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fruit-eating pigeon occurring in the Old World tropics.
- ‘Our pigeons don't have those pigments in their feathers, however some fruit pigeons and parrots do.’
- ‘The so-called fruit pigeons as a general rule do not breed as prolifically as the seed eating species.’
- ‘It was not smugglers, but fruit pigeons who scattered the unsoaked seeds on other islands.’
- ‘Scores of sleek, black mynas, an assortment of tubby, green fruit pigeons, a few tiny parrots hanging upside-down and a legion of stately red-knobbed hornbills pummel me with discarded bits of cherry red figs.’
- ‘Two radiations that come to mind as ideal subjects of comparative studies because they are diverse and include nonfrugivorous sister groups are the fruit pigeons and the New World trogons.’
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.