Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall coniferous Australian tree related to the monkey puzzle, bearing large cones containing edible seeds.
- ‘Although his stand generated much publicity, the fate of the bunya pine and other trees remained uncertain, with last-minute negotiations coming to a close between the city council and Woolworth's at press time.’
- ‘As the seasons came round, they gathered for feasts of bogong moths or bunya nuts.’
- ‘Who's for savoring emu, kangaroo, or skate wing dusted with bunya nut?’
- ‘On the Black Snake trail, there were eucalyptus trees everywhere, but also a couple of famous trees, called bunya pines, that drop cones every three years, something that used to be the occasion for celebrations by Aboriginal peoples.’
Mid 19th century: from Wiradhuri.
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.