Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The northern lapwing (see lapwing)→ lapwing
- ‘As we went along we saw heron and green plovers, and later heard and saw snipe.’
- ‘There were, however, large flocks of golden and green plover and curlew covering the fields.’
- ‘The weather cleared as we strolled the paths and lanes to Rufford, seeing hares running away over the fields and rather fewer green plovers than we might have expected.’
- ‘The stars were shining far away in the dark sky, and the green plovers were crying mournfully on the dark moor.’
- ‘We saw hundreds of green plovers at the reserve the other day.’
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.