Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tanager (songbird) of eastern North America, the breeding male of which is bright red with black wings and tail.
- ‘In the agricultural Midwest, more than 80 percent of the nests of some species - wood thrush, hooded warbler, red-eyed vireo, scarlet tanager, and others - host cowbird eggs.’
- ‘Because of this diversity of tree species, migratory songbirds such as scarlet tanagers, hermit thrushes, and chestnut-sided warblers return to nest there each spring.’
- ‘Monday, between storms, I saw a scarlet tanager in the one moment of sunlight.’
- ‘Redbirds, bluebirds, robins, bobolinks, scarlet tanagers, Kentucky warblers, and orchard orioles strut and sing like the cast of a turn-of-the-century revue.’
- ‘The Poconos' deciduous forests harbor a wealth of birds, ranging from the scarlet tanager to the ruffed grouse.’
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.