Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-winged Australasian and southern Asian bird related to the Australian butcher-birds, feeding on insects in flight.
- ‘Neighbourhood watch: do neighbours provide safety to nests in colonially nesting woodswallows?’
- ‘One of their major discoveries concerned Australian passerines: birds like fairy-wrens, Austra-Papuan robins and woodswallows had all been placed in different groups of Old World birds, as suggested by their names.’
- ‘The absence of woodswallows is probably a seasonal phenomenon.’
- ‘At the dam there are hundreds of woodswallows congregating for their drink and preparing to roost.’
- ‘Considered to be the most sedentary of the woodswallows, it will move to coastal areas during droughts.’
- ‘The corellas and woodswallows were very agitated about the owl.’
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.