Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common large Australian climbing snake that is typically brightly patterned.
- ‘The herpetologist (reptile collector) recently entered his prize-winning carpet snake in the Wild Australia Expo at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney.’
- ‘The Wuturu hold that the carpet snake owns the water of the Australian desert, and the traditional O'odham believe that every water source has a serpent-god, a corúa, to watch over it.’
- ‘We've got over thirty horses, six dogs, two goats and one carpet snake…’
- ‘I have two dogs, including a black Russian, a sun conure, and a carpet python over two meters long.’
- ‘Jungle pythons, carpet pythons, gecko lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes and cockroaches all now live in a specially insulated garage at the bottom of his garden.’
- ‘Other contributing displays were provided by NT Wildlife Park, also sponsored by Coonawarra Ship's Fund, which brought a carpet python and a blue tongue lizard for people to view up close.’
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.