Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white ibis with a red face and a long decurved red bill, found chiefly from the southern US to northern South America.
- ‘At Vedanthangal one can sight glossy and white ibis, painted storks, grey pelicans, shovellors, garganey, whistling teals, Indian moorhen and dabchicks, says K. Murugan, who briefs visitors on the bird species.’
- ‘Black-headed white ibises hunch about in their craven manner, and pond herons stand stock still, eyes on the water.’
- ‘Other wildlife such as river otters, wood storks, white ibis, great blue herons, limpkins, and great egrets can be spotted in the canal.’
- ‘About 50 species were recorded there including long distance migrants like pallid harriers, ruff and reeves, white ibis, comb ducks, etc.’
- ‘Some years, the number of long-legged wading birds nesting in Florida's Everglades - white ibis, snowy egret, tricolored heron, and the like - shoots up to about four times its normal level.’
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.