Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large Eurasian sandpiper with long red legs and brown, gray, or blackish plumage.
- ‘When I came in April, the whimbrel, a summer migrant, had arrived to join the resident curlews, redshanks and oystercatchers.’
- ‘The animals eat the eggs of wading birds including dunlin, lapwing, redshank and snipe.’
- ‘He has 120 breeding pairs of waders on his land, including lapwings, curlews and redshanks.’
- ‘Their farm is a haven for black grouse, lapwing, yellow wagtail, redshank, snipe and golden plover.’
- ‘Bird species to be seen include ringed plover, oystercatcher, redshank and little grebe.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.