Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small evergreen shrub with pink or purple flowers, native to temperate regions of Australia.
- ‘Bush rocks, melaleucas, sweet flowered baueras and silvery westringias had always enchanted the designer.’
- ‘She records battling ‘through bauera and cutting grass, and down very steeply through more bad regrowth, fallen logs and boulders - a thoroughly horrible section’.’
- ‘We had one last taste of bauera as we crossed a gully to the adjacent ridge which saw us safely down.’
Modern Latin, named after the brothers Franz (1758–1840) and Ferdinand (1760–1826) Bauer, Austrian botanical draughtsmen.
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.