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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Paradise Australian-style is miles of pristine sand, whipbirds at dawn and a flotation tank just across the road.’
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.