Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall Australian tree which yields silky-textured timber similar to oak.
- ‘Notable natives assuming statuesque proportions in northern NSW include brush box, flindersia, native tamarind, red cedar, silky oak and turpentine.’
- ‘I kicked a silky oak in the front yard and broke my big toe.’
- ‘Bright reds and yellows are offset by calm beech and silky oak panels; the big volume is bathed in light from clerestories.’
- ‘He was planing a piece of silky oak.’
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.