Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small North and Central American owl with a call that resembles the sound of a saw blade being sharpened.
- ‘The Boreal Owl is most likely to be confused with the Northern Saw-whet Owl but lacks brown in the face, has a pale bill, has a dark border to the face and darker brown upperparts.’
- ‘Various factors are likely to contribute to migration patterns of saw-whet owls.’
- ‘This saw whet owl was injured when a strong wind pushed it into the side of a high-rise building.’
- ‘The next day Amber and I had our owl prowl so mom and Terri got to watch the class and come out with us as we took the class to see a northern saw-whet owl.’
- ‘In the northern saw-whet owl the female may reach 150% of her non-breeding body mass while egg-laying!’
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.