Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tiny gray-backed New World songbird, with a long tail that is often cocked.
- ‘A rainbow of darts shoots through the limbs - a capeful of purple finch, three blue-gray gnatcatchers, a pair of cedar waxwings, and countless ruby-crowned kinglets.’
- ‘Hence, the quail and the gnatcatcher might both be relatively recent arrivals in the north.’
- ‘The nameless gnatcatcher is a highly endangered bird, whose total population he estimates at between 50 and 80 pairs.’
- ‘Titmice, chickadees, gnatcatchers, grackles, and swifts came and went.’
- ‘Once the exotic plants are removed, the land will be restored to coastal sage scrub for gnatcatchers and other native species.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.