Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A turnstone of a New World race that breeds on the Arctic coastal tundra.
- ‘Other shorebirds noted in small numbers were black-bellied plover, American golden-plover, pectoral sandpiper, purple sandpiper, red phalarope, ruddy turnstone, and red knot.’
- ‘Children exploring the tidepools didn't notice the plovers, or the probing ruddy turnstone, or the teetering spotted sandpiper.’
- ‘We studied the behavior and the foraging success of ruddy turnstones using an experiment in which we varied both the presence of a competitor and the food distribution.’
- ‘We experimentally determined the relationship between forager density and foraging success in two wader species: the red knot and the ruddy turnstone.’
- ‘Look for great blue herons among the reeds and shallow waters of Bermuda's marshes, or watch ruddy turnstones digging for food on the beaches.’
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.