Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burrowing rat-kangaroo found only on islands off Western Australia.
- ‘A related species, the burrowing bettong, will scavenge sheep carcasses.’
- ‘When we started, people didn't know what bilbies and boodies and bettons and numbats were, and now they do.’
- ‘The company which values its boodies, bandicoots and other animals on its balance sheet, issued shares at A $2.50 when it listed.’
- ‘Paisley had a gecko to release and we saw two bilbies and two burrowing bettongs.’
Mid 19th century: from Nyungar burdi.
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.