Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-tailed African bird with a long, slender, down-curved bill and blackish plumage with a blue or green gloss.
- ‘At first dawn, the grounds of our lodge come alive with the new sounds of cuckoos, wood-hoopoes, babblers, robin-chats, sunbirds, and many more.’
- ‘Most welcome in recent times around our house has been the friendly cackle of a family of green wood-hoopoes (formerly red-billed wood-hoopoe).’
- ‘Additional Old World families of this large order include bee-eaters, ground-rollers, hoopoes, wood-hoopoes, and hornbills.’
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.