Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small buff-colored bird of coastal areas in eastern North America.
- ‘The endangered piping plover, found nowhere else in Quebec, nests on the islands' beaches.’
- ‘Three piping plovers, 50 least terns, and one oystercatcher were raised.’
- ‘Another plover you probably hope to view is the piping plover, cause of both agitation and celebration, depending upon your particular point of view.’
- ‘East Hampton beaches have been the preferred nesting location for about 22 pairs of threatened piping plovers in the last several years, but chick mortality has been around 60 percent.’
- ‘Management of piping plovers includes control of predators such as red foxes, raccoons, gulls, and crows.’
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.