Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The largest petrel, which is found around southern oceans, has a massive bill, and scavenges from carcasses.
- ‘Why are southern giant petrels thriving on one peninsula, but declining almost everywhere else?’
- ‘On our way there we enjoyed giant petrels, a new species for the trip.’
- ‘Fishing experts estimate that about 60,000 sea birds including about 2,000 giant petrels and around 10,000 albatrosses are killed this way every year.’
- ‘The rest stay aboard a 233-foot Finnish research vessel, taking day trips to see the island's king penguins, elephant seals, and giant petrels.’
- ‘Finally, the scientist reaches her quarry: a colony of southern giant petrels whose nests atop these rocky heights are filled with hungry hatchlings.’
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.