Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere, remote areas, the wilds, the hinterlands, a backwater
North American the backcountry, the backland
Australian the outback, the bush, the backblocks, the booay
South African the backveld, the platteland
informal the sticks
North American informal the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
NZ Australian informal Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
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.