Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Australian cockatoo with a gray back and rosy pink head and underparts, abundant and regarded as a pest.
- ‘The galah is an Australian native parrot noted for low brainpower.’
- ‘But it no longer seems the slightest bit strange in Melbourne's inner suburbs to see sulphur-crested cockatoos and galahs.’
- ‘You can attract birds like eastern rosellas, king parrots, galahs and lorikeets to your garden.’
- ‘I mean they have problems with galahs and cockatoos so this sort of balances that.’
- ‘Because of today's down time with Esmeralda, it will be another day that I write about one of Australia's favourite idiots, the beautiful pink and grey galah.’
Mid 19th century: from Yuwaalaraay (an Aboriginal language of New South Wales).
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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.