Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The largest of the honeyeaters found in Australia, with a wattle hanging from each cheek.
- ‘The red wattlebird moves about quickly and acrobatically within the tree.’
- ‘With its striated colouration of dark brown, white and grey, the red wattlebird is so named because of the flap of bright red skin on each side of the neck beneath a bare grey area.’
- ‘From there she can watch red wattlebirds sip the indigo evening and goshawks, white as salt, hunt geckoes in the scrub, the sea a blue presence in her imaginings.’
- ‘The yellow wattlebird occurs in eucalypt forest and woodland.’
- ‘The image at lower left, is a wattlebird in full voice, declaring to others of its species and perhaps to other honeyeaters, ‘this site is occupied’.’
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.