Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to the remote inland area of Australia:‘Barcoo sickness’
isolated, remote, out of the way, outlying, off the beaten track, in the depths of ..., hard to find, lonely, in the back of beyond, in the hinterlands, off the map, in the middle of nowhere, godforsaken, obscure, inaccessible, cut-off, tucked away, unreachableView synonyms
- ‘The Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre is open 7 Days a week and can cater for Group Bookings by appointment.’
- ‘The Barcoo Sub-basin forms the southern part of the Browse Basin of Australia's northwestern margin.’
- ‘Each link below will provide you with recycling information for the Barcoo Shire Council area.’
Late 19th century: from the name of a river (and the surrounding country) in western 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.