Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ground-dwelling songbird of the American blackbird family, with a brown streaky back and typically yellow and black underparts.
- ‘The meadowlarks and magpies would gather right outside.’
- ‘Here is a meadowlark atop a regal walnut, next to it a young nectarine tree girdled with compost.’
- ‘Based on the song of a meadowlark he had heard in the Dakotas, McKay wrote Song Over the Great Plains to be another nature piece.’
- ‘I did see other signs of spring including listening to eastern meadowlarks and eastern bluebirds.’
- ‘Western meadowlark and mink prefer narrow grass buffers.’
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.