Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for baobab
- ‘In addition, those strange looking boab trees, tall livistona palms, beautiful water lilies, colourful kapok bushes and kurrajong trees are all special sights across this unique landscape.’
- ‘They're so inventive and tempting that with our last lunch one of my companions sighs happily, ‘Arrive like a willow, leave like a boab.’’
- ‘An inconspicuous cleft within steep red cliffs marks its entrance; the cliffs themselves rise abruptly from a wide, dry plain, dotted with ancient boab trees.’
- ‘He's surprised to hear that it didn't come from a fancy business plan, but rather it was an expansion of growing boabs for her own use.’
- ‘We set up under of a large boab tree - an icon of this part of Northern Australian - its spindly expressive branches curling over our tents from a chunky grey trunk.’
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.