Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A northern Eurasian and North American plover, with a gold-speckled back and black face and underparts in the breeding season.
- ‘It is the home of the lapwing, curlew, golden plover, dunlin and red grouse.’
- ‘One bright aspect is new research showing that heather moorland managed for shooting is a haven for other wildlife and rare upland birds, such as black grouse, golden plovers, curlew and lapwing.’
- ‘They include pine marten, wildcat, stoat and weasel as well as golden eagles, merlin, peregrine falcon, golden plover and in time black grouse and capercaillie.’
- ‘Other birds facing tough times in Bradford include the house sparrow, the golden plover, the yellowhammer and the redshank.’
- ‘The moorland blaze has come at a bad time for ground-nesting birds such as golden plovers, curlews, lapwings and merlins, a rare bird of prey.’
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.