Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the daisy family which has become naturalized in Australia, where it is considered a noxious weed because its hooked burrs become entangled in sheep's fleeces.
- ‘Noogoora burr is spreading along rivers in the Top End and Kimberly, where it can form thick, impenetrable barriers to wildlife, stock and anglers.’
Late 19th century: Noogoora from the name of a sheep station in Queensland.
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.