Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for casuarina
- ‘Our campsite is a scalloped bay whose beach, shaded by she-oaks, is so narrow at high tide that I can roll straight out of my tent and into the lagoon.’
- ‘On hillocks trailing she-oaks, olives, myrtle and prickly pear, circular ruins rise up, like razed windmills.’
- ‘It sits amid eleven hectares of tropical gardens on Mai Khao Beach, a 17-km skein of sand and she-oaks.’
- ‘They were the only things not making a racket behind the beach today, because the she-oaks, ti-trees and a few other things are in full flower and the circus has come to town.’
- ‘The road becomes a strip of bitumen flanked at first by banana trees, then by an array of she-oaks.’
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.