Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A black Orpington chicken of an Australian breed.
- ‘The Australorps were very pretty, with the green sheen on the black feathers.’
- ‘The black strain of Orpington developed further in the southern hemisphere to become the Australorp.’
- ‘Black Australorps have a glossy black plumage which has a greenish-purple sheen.’
- ‘Black Australorps were developed in Australia and introduced into American flocks in the 1920's.’
- ‘We now have 15 Black Australorps, and I am a firm believer in chickens for everyone.’
- ‘All Australorps are black with an intense beetle-green sheen.’
Early 20th century: blend of Australian and Orpington.
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.