Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Aboriginal language of SE Australia, now extinct.
- ‘The word kookaburra is of imitative origin, deriving from the Wiradhuri (an Aboriginal language of southeast Australia) word for the bird, gugubarra.’
- ‘The name comes from the Wiradhuri Aborigines of southeast Australia and is pronounced ‘guguburra’ in their language.’
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.