Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An automatic tea-maker.
- ‘It was an object, that's right and one day I was walking around these markets and I saw a Teasmade and bought it.’
- ‘The Teasmade was a combined alarm clock and kettle, which would wake you up with an alarm, a bedside light and a hot cup of tea.’
- ‘The Teasmade, is a combination of an alarm clock, a kettle and tea pot.’
- ‘You almost expected a Nicholas Parsons figure to shout: ‘Lucky Africa, you've won a Teasmade.’’
- ‘Indeed, taken in conjunction with the analogue clock mounted in the centre of the dash, they could even be said to resemble parts removed from the fascia of a Teasmade.’
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.