Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(among Australian Aborigines) a piece of wood carved with symbolic patterns, used as a means of communication between communities.
- ‘The students of each of the schools will, with the help of a visiting Aboriginal Artist, paint their reconciliation symbol on the Message Stick Stand.’
- ‘Message sticks are an important part of traditional Aboriginal culture.’
- ‘Symbolism in Aboriginal culture is used in a variety of ways to communicate ideas - making informal markings on sand to illustrate a story; inscribing message sticks with symbols to transfer news between groups.’
- ‘From ancient times the message stick has been used in Aboriginal culture to call people from different tribes together.’
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.