Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large tree with red and yellow flowers and decorative timber, native to Queensland, Australia. Its heavy pods contain large poisonous seeds yielding an alkaloid that appears to inhibit the AIDS virus.Also called black bean
- ‘Edible varieties of beans and peas include Moreton Bay chestnuts and matchbox bean.’
- ‘An unusual and rare tree was planted on the west side of the new garden called a Moreton Bay Chestnut’
- ‘One current path of research involves an Australian rain forest tree, the Moreton Bay chestnut.’
Mid 19th century: so named because the tree was first found near Moreton Bay, Queensland.
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.