Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Old World songbird with a ring of white feathers around the eye.
- ‘Two were doves, two were swiftlets, one was a honeyeater, one was a white-eye.’
- ‘We deal with everything from the smallest white-eye to a black vulture, from hedgehogs to jackals.’
- ‘Their destruction and subsequent conversion into layouts sounded the death knell for the loras, white-eyes, garblers and fly-catchers.’
- ‘We proposed on October 3 to list the Rota bridled white-eye, a small forest bird with a distinctive ring of white feathers around its eyes, as an endangered species.’
- ‘Found in the Mariana archipelago of the western Pacific, the Rota bridled white-eye exists only on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.’
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.