Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An improvised noise-making device used to drive sheep in the absence of a sheepdog.‘Barcoo dogs were rattled to keep the herd on the winding path’
- ‘I'd sooner sing these doleful drones by barcoo dog and lager phone.’
- ‘A "Barcoo dog" is exceedingly useful for driving sheep or goats without a dog to work them.’
- ‘A number of "bush" instruments are introduced, such as the lagerphone and the barcoo dog.’
- ‘I remember seeing a couple of musicians who, when they played for children, would scatter a few Barcoo Dogs for the children to rattle along with them.’
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.