Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A popular name for a gull.
- ‘Whether hunting seagulls for much-needed nutrition, or helping each other out of dangerous situations, their exploits make for exciting viewing.’
- ‘Circling seagulls swooped down and ate what Agnes had disgorged.’
- ‘A dry northern wind at Christmas brings clouds of seagulls to Cambridge, landing them at 10 A.M. upon Harvard's stadium.’
- ‘The cast includes rabbits, pigs, cows, cats, scorpions, seagulls, snails, penguins and bats.’
- ‘There are also clouds of long distortion seagulls, fluttering around at sunset, calling to each other, their voices disappearing into the wind.’
- ‘Another striking painting is of seagulls swarming over a garbage dump.’
- ‘Certainly, the outdoor nature of the shoot offers up some unwanted ambiance (overly loud seagulls, microphone-flaunting winds), but this is not the reason for any aural concern.’
- ‘‘There are an enormous number of seagulls on that part of Long Island Sound,’ he says.’
- ‘The track for that was the sound of the ocean, with a few seagulls in the background.’
- ‘‘Wanderlust’ depicts a man's profile with seagulls flying in the background.’
- ‘A sudden multiplicity of voices would suggest a court or crowd scene; birdsong, a garden; wind and rain, a heath; waves and seagulls, a seashore.’
- ‘The track is immediately set apart by the awkward opening sounds of seagulls and a garbage truck in reverse gear, before it launches into a menacing guitar riff.’
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.