Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small acacia of arid inland Australia, which typically has thin, peeling curls of reddish bark.
- ‘I'm using blackwood, beefwood, Qld maple and Qld walnut, several myrtles, she-oak, ironwood, vic. ash, minnerichi, mulga, fig. jarrah and wandoo.’
- ‘On my latest guitar I've used some of the desert acacias, Myall for the bridge and fretboard, minnerichi for the binding.’
1930s: an Aboriginal word.
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.