Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Good or right:‘he was an altogether budgeree fellow’
- ‘My, he's budgeree that one!’
- ‘The two coastal men introduced him to the explorers, saying that they were budgeree.’
- ‘Native porcupine is eaten by the aborigines, who declare it to be budgeree.’
Late 18th century: from Dharuk (an Aboriginal language) bujiri.
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.