Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian eucalyptus tree with rough grey-brown bark and ornamental flowers.
- ‘Marri trees produce large amounts of blossom and nectar, and mature trees often have the very large hollows that are nesting sites for endangered species such as black cockatoos, western ringtail possums and owls.’
- ‘The Red-capped Parrot inhabits the south-western corner of Australia, in close association with the marri tree Eucalyptus calophylla, which provides both nesting hollows and food.’
- ‘It lives in the forest canopy, feeding on seeds of the marri eucalyptus tree.’
- ‘The timber from the Marri tree is hard and durable, and has a honey coloured hue with interesting grain patterns, which makes for interesting furniture.’
- ‘The vineyard here is shielded from the wind by Marri, Karri and Blue gum trees.’
Mid 19th century: from Nyungar.
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.