Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large mainly white crane with a trumpeting call, breeding in central Canada and now endangered.
- ‘Peregrine falcons, whooping cranes, piping plovers, black-capped vireos and Bachman's warblers are just some of the better known of these species.’
- ‘Saskatchewan also is one of the best places on earth to view rare whooping cranes, magnificent white birds bordering on extinction.’
- ‘Two species are native to North America, the whooping crane and the sandhill crane.’
- ‘The trumpet manucode belongs to a diverse group of about sixty species of birds, including trumpeter swans and whooping cranes, that have dramatically elongated windpipes.’
- ‘‘California condors, whooping cranes, California sea otters, and many other species have also significantly increased their numbers,’ he said.’
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.