Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A northern Australian gum tree that typically grows near watercourses and yields strong, hard timber.
- ‘A message was carved into the bark of a coolibah tree.’
- ‘By then our injured man lay crying and dying under a coolibah tree.’
- ‘And here, in 1875, after floods had forced them to spend days perched in an old coolibah, Frank and his sons had taken up a cattle and horse-breeding station.’
- ‘So if I wanted to clear my 450 hectares of coolibah now, what do I need to do?’
- ‘The Dig Tree is a gnarled coolibah that stands in the burnt heart of the outback, beside the warm, green water of Cooper's Creek.’
Late 19th century: from Kamilaroi (and related languages) gulubaa.
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.