Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large tropical American cotinga with black plumage, a radiating crest, and typically long wattles.
- ‘I have seen several of the large, all black umbrellabirds flying across a large river.’
- ‘Three-wattled bellbirds and bare-necked umbrellabirds migrate seasonally to this region.’
- ‘I have been told that the umbrellabirds tend to approach more open areas during the rainy season when the palms fruit.’
- ‘The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica is famous among birders for resplendent quetzals, umbrellabirds, cotingas, other rare birds… and wet weather.’
- ‘We saw iguanas, toucans, blue-and-yellow macaws, green parrots, yellow - rumped caciques, horned screamers, umbrellabirds and hoatzins along flooded areas and riverbanks.’
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.