Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Illness marked by attacks of vomiting.‘he hasn't been long enough in the outback to have contracted the Barcoo sickness’
- ‘Barcoo sickness of Australia may be related to malaria.’
- ‘I've never known Charlie to have trouble with his kidneys. We all think it was Barcoo sickness.’
- ‘A common illness among shearers was "Barcoo sickness".’
- ‘There is a complaint, from which those long resident in the distant bush frequently suffer severely, the Barcoo Sickness.’
- ‘It was not a household fly, but the small, sticky sort that bushmen blame for Barcoo Rot and Barcoo Sickness.’
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.