Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of lightweight belted raincoat, typically beige in colour, with a distinctive tartan lining.
- ‘And well, Burberries are always a favourite among students.’
- ‘Oh yes, perhaps also a Burberry so as not to overly arouse the attention of local prudes and the police!’
- ‘Actually it's the fake Burberry that gets to me the most.’
- ‘This is bohemian chic, my friend, you can keep your filthy Burberry.’
- ‘I don't reckon that the Burberry clad renta-toff crowd in Parliament Square yesterday were posh bods at all.’
Early 20th century: from Burberrys Ltd, the name of the manufacturer.
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.