Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-tailed Australian songbird of the logrunner family, with a call like the crack of a whip.
- ‘I did not expect to see a noisy scrub-bird, a western bristlebird or a western whipbird.’
- ‘Paradise Australian-style is miles of pristine sand, whipbirds at dawn and a flotation tank just across the road.’
- ‘There is a small, peaceful valley in Upper Brookfield where the creek still runs clear, the rainforest overhangs the creek and the whipbirds call to their mates with a long, resounding crack.’
- ‘I've heard it said that the hardest Australian bird to see is the western whipbird, but I reckon the black-eared miner must come a close second.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.