Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small North American songbird related to the buntings, having streaked brown plumage and known for its evening song.
- ‘What was especially interesting was that the lark had ‘singled out with affection’ one of our native birds, and the one that most resembled its kind, namely, the vesper sparrow, or grass finch.’
- ‘The first thing he wanted to show me, once I rattled into his driveway, was the pasture where the vesper sparrows had built their nest and laid eggs early that spring.’
- ‘The pint-size vesper sparrows darting in front of the truck seem to punctuate his point.’
- ‘Robins, song sparrows, vesper sparrows, and swallows are not absent, except as breeding birds.’
- ‘The vesper sparrow nests on the ground, often near patches of vegetation.’
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.