Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sparrow that winters in southern and eastern North America. It has prominent yellow eyebrows and a white patch at the throat.
- ‘Yes, we enjoy the birds that make up our winter scene and are glad when the white-throated sparrows and the juncos return.’
- ‘At the Arboretum, white-throated sparrows were everywhere in the gardens.’
- ‘The white-throated sparrow is uncommon in winter along the west coast of the United States, and it is rare to see one in southern California.’
- ‘I can hear the songs of migrating birds: phoebes, white-throated sparrows, towhees, catbirds, chipping sparrows.’
- ‘Joann Hanowski, a research fellow with the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth, has noted a dramatic decline in ground-nesting birds such as white-throated sparrows and ovenbirds.’
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.