Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Australian waxbill with black and white stripes on the face, popular as a cage bird.
- ‘Others, like zebra finches, find it impossible to imitate a new song after their puberty-like phase in life.’
- ‘House sparrow and zebra finch are members of Passeri.’
- ‘I'm just disappointed to see female mallards and zebra finches falling for something this obvious.’
- ‘If you're a male zebra finch, you might dream of wooing a female finch.’
- ‘Young indigo buntings and zebra finches require social interactions to acquire songs.’
- ‘In the wild, the zebra finch is a communal bird, living in flocks of up to 100 members.’
- ‘The male zebra finch's brightly colored beak helps attract mates.’
- ‘As soon as I saw it I thought it was a zebra finch.’
- ‘Normally, the young zebra finch nursery resounds with ever-new, imperfect variations of the adult songs.’
- ‘Female zebra finches, Taenopygia guttata, actively solicited and performed extra-pair copulations with more attractive males having higher song rates.’
- ‘Burley discovered that female zebra finches preferred males with black leg bands to males with ‘unattractive’ blue leg bands.’
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.