Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian acacia tree.
- ‘Structural characteristics of brigalow vegetation at the start of each transect were measured and recorded.’
- ‘This is a monospecific genus restricted to the brigalow belt of eastern Queensland.’
- ‘The majority of threatened ecosystems are eucalypt woodlands and brigalow forest.’
- ‘Dense brigalow scrub still impeded travel east from the Maranoa.’
- ‘The majority of brigalow forest has already been cleared for agriculture.’
Mid 19th century: from an Aboriginal word, perhaps Kamilaroi burigal.
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.