Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A penguin with an orange crest, breeding on islands in the Antarctic.
- ‘This is true for minke whale, Antarctic fur seal, Adelie, chinstrap, gentoo and macaroni penguins, black-browed albatross, and white-chinned and cape petrels.’
- ‘Only macaroni penguins (including a subspecies, royal penguins) appear to be in reasonable health.’
- ‘Commercial fishing also impacts macaroni penguins in Antarctica.’
Early 19th century: so named because the orange crest was thought to resemble the hairstyle of dandies known as macaronies (see macaroni).
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.