Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dark-coloured European pipit that frequents waterside habitats.
- ‘The couple of times I've been there this winter there have been 2-3 water pipits but no rock pipits.’
- ‘On 1st November, a water pipit and a red-throated pipit arrived off the sea together at Ra's al-Akhdar in Abu Dhabi.’
- ‘The water pipit feeds on the ground; in short grass, low herbs, bare ground; walks about daintily picking insects from ground or low vegetation; may run or fly up from ground to catch an insect.’
- ‘Also present were a dozen or so spankingly-plumaged citrine wagtails, 150 + white wagtails, 10 red-throated pipits, hordes of water pipits, 3 whiskered terns, 3 + skylarks and 2 corn buntings.’
- ‘Rainham Marshes has long been renowned as a bird haven on the outskirts of East London but it always had a rather unsavoury reputation as ‘that rubbish tip with burnt out cars, piles of tyres, bubbling chemical pools, rats, guns, motorbikes and whizzing bullets oh and water pipits’.’
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.