Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a number of birds with yellow bills.
- ‘Wake up in this tranquil valley where the yellowbills paddle up the river and the Egyptian Geese honk overhead.’
- ‘Here there were as many lories as yellowbills (a sort of duck), so just named it Ad Libitum.’
- ‘In some areas geese and yellowbills eat grain crops and can cause local damage.’
- ‘Late in the dry season, the Natal mahogany, flame-colored creeper, wild jasmine and sausage trees (so named for the long pods that hang from their branches) are in intoxicating bloom and flocks of yellowbills, pelicans and fish eagles gather to eat at the drying out lagoons and pools.’
- ‘Kingfishers, yellowbills, doves and a host of other winged warblers I could not identify.’
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.