Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A marsupial mouse found in SW Australia. It is very rare and possibly extinct.
- ‘The dibbler breeds once a year during Autumn and the female can carry as many as eight young in their pouch.’
- ‘The dibbler was first discovered in the mid 1800's and at that time was considered to be scarce.’
- ‘In the early 19th century the dibbler was widely distributed over the southwest of Western Australia.’
- ‘This suggests that dibblers are essentially insectivorous dietary generalists and opportunists.’
- ‘There are also reintroduced colonies of dibblers on Escape Island and Peniup Nature Reserve.’
Early 19th century: from dibble.
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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.