Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common North American hawk having reddish-brown shoulders and dark wings with white spots.
- ‘In addition to the frequent loud ‘jay, yay, jay’ they make a fair copy of the scream of a red-shouldered hawk, other harsh notes and growls, also bell-like calls and melodious whistles when courting.’
- ‘In this corner, dressed in 80-foot pines and graced by six species of woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, blue-winged vireos and 76 other species of birds, is Mother Nature.’
- ‘I know blue jays can be trained to talk and mimic just about any bird, but I had only heard them mimic red-shouldered hawks and broad-winged hawks in the wild before.’
- ‘Red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, and American crows often fly over my yard and out over the canyon.’
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.