Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large black wingless cockroach which emits an unpleasant smell when disturbed.
- ‘Of special interest are the Maori bug, bush cockroach, large stick insect, bush weta, cave weta, giant tree weta, true locust, and the katydid.’
- ‘The ground on which our camp was situated had been bush, and had plenty of logs and stumps on it, and the camp swarmed with ‘Maori bugs,’ as the men called them.’
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.