Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A migratory sandpiper with bright yellow legs, breeding in Alaska and Canada.
- ‘In autumn its mudflats host migrant shorebirds including plovers, yellowlegs, and sandpipers, and warblers are common in woodlands at both ends of the pond.’
- ‘A yellowlegs flew over the pond calling loudly.’
- ‘In November, away from our yards, along our coasts, only yellowlegs linger.’
- ‘Often clouds of black skimmers, yellowlegs and a half-dozen species of sandpipers would wheel over our duck decoys, occasionally alighting right in the middle of them.’
- ‘Next he let loose with the melodious song of the goldfinch and followed this closely with the ‘whew, whew, whew, ‘of the greater yellowlegs, a migratory wading bird.’’
- ‘In the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy, you'll see large roosts of shorebirds - plovers, yellowlegs, godwits, curlews, and phalaropes - at high tide.’
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.