Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An African stork with gray plumage and a very large bill shaped like a wooden shoe.
- ‘First, the skulls of those birds are totally and dramatically dissimilar, and second, does this mean that the shoebill is extinct?’
- ‘The shoebill is a large and dark grey bird that looks almost prehistoric.’
- ‘Fortunately, once on the island, we found two more shoebills that stayed motionless among the papyrus, giving us long and lasting memories.’
- ‘It is one of the few places you may be lucky enough to see a shoebill.’
- ‘In the Lochinvar, regarded as Zambia's prime birds sanctuary, there is the crested cranes, saddle-bill storks, egrets, wood ibis, vultures and the rare shoebill stork.’
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.