Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A highly venomous snake found in SW Australia, similar to the related brown snakes.
- ‘Other examples resembling the general appearance of dugites from the Middleback ranges and environs have been found.’
- ‘Needless to say, we gave the dugite a wide berth.’
- ‘A couple of hours later we saw the culprit by our pond - a 4 ft dugite slithering across the lawn.’
- ‘This includes many populous areas, and dugites are a relatively frequent cause of snakebite in this area.’
- ‘There are several species, the most important medically being the eastern or common brown, the western brown or gwardar and the dugite.’
Late 19th century: from Nyungar dukayj.
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.