Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘If and when this icon ever retires, it will be a sad day in Bananaland.’
- ‘Queensland became Bananaland in 1880, South Australia became the home of the croweaters in 1881, Melbourne became Marvellous Melbourne in 1885, and Adelaide became the city of churches in 1873.’
- ‘On the other hand, Bananaland now has 20 tonnes of apples and 20 tonnes of oranges to consume.’
- ‘It seems the itsy-bitsy import's company car was stolen while he was taking his ease in Bananaland.’
- ‘Often driving here in Bananaland we are exposed to Beattie's endless waffle and motherhood statements from these advertising screens.’
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.