Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian finch with green and yellow plumage.
- ‘Birds will be roosting in your Leylandii hedge - especially greenfinches which prefer to roost in conifer.’
- ‘Outside the breeding season you will always find greenfinches in small flocks.’
- ‘In the mid 1960s deaths from salmonellosis were reported in greenfinches and house sparrows feeding at bird tables in gardens.’
- ‘Two or more greenfinches will fly some distance to the garden shrub Daphne mezereum L., usually in June, to devour every one of its hundreds of large seeds.’
- ‘The numbers of greenfinches have increased over the years, but so have the primroses!’
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.