Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian evergreen tree of the myrtle family, with edible pink, purple, or white berries.
- ‘The lilly pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary.’
- ‘Species that also consume native rain - forest fruits, such as lilly-pillies and figs, have wider, more muscular tongues to help pulp the fruit.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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.