Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small Australian warbler with an olive back, yellow underparts, and a short, stubby bill.
- ‘The weebill's nest, a dome with a side entrance, is rather large for such a small bird.’
- ‘I follow it, infected with new energy myself, through lichen-covered rocks sparkling with mica, climbing on the rims of small sandstone cliffs at the bends, and down again through spiky vegetation, where weebills chirp, hidden in the yellow gorse.’
- ‘Just before we boarded the bus, I saw at least four weebills in a tree.’
- ‘Many of the animals associated with these eucalypt forests - such as the brushtail possum, northern brown bandicoot, agile wallaby, delicate mouse, red-collared lorikeet, brown honeyeater, silver-crowned friarbird, weebill and white-bellied cuckoo-shrike - are widespread in Arnhem Land.’
- ‘Our closest park, Arapiles has over 111 bird species recorded, weebills, thornbills, honeyeaters, lorikeets, parrots, tree creepers, red-rumped parrots, robins, superb blue wrens, and babblers amongst many others.’
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.