Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘That most Australia of Australianisms, ‘fair dinkum’ has been baffling our finest linguo-cosmologists for decades.’
- ‘Personally it sounds like one of those great Australianisms, where a word has been borrowed from an act of parliament and ended up in the vernacular.’
- ‘There are Australianisms of language and tone, Australian touchstones of reference, that should be consciously preserved.’
- ‘It was a strange collection of abbreviations and Australianisms which I had totally forgotten in the intervening years.’
- ‘The Australian National Dictionary is a historical dictionary of some 10,000 Australianisms.’
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.