Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A place set aside for swans to breed.
- ‘The swannery is open from May to September, 9: 30 A.M. to 4 P.M.; admission is $2.25.’
- ‘Sometimes cygnets would be captured in the wild and taken home to be fattened for the table, but many birds were kept in carefully tended swanneries within the grounds of monasteries or castles.’
- ‘Now is the hatching time at Abbotsbury Swannery, the oldest swannery in the world.’
- ‘The swannery was built by Benedictine Monks in the 1040s and currently has around 600-700 swans who breed there.’
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.