Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Extremely or completely full.‘any decent hotel was as full as a Pommy complaint box’
- ‘When he's as full as a Pommy complaint-box, he'll come home and spend the night flat out like a lizard drinking.’
- ‘The bin was as full as a Pommy complaint-box yesterday, so hopefully some lazy person has emptied it out since.’
- ‘It's certain we will wind up as full as a pommy complaint box.’
- ‘When he'd finished eating, Dave pronounced himself 'full as a Pommy's complaint box'.’
- ‘What do ya expect, geezer? He's as full as a Pommy's complaint box!’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.