Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A situation that is unpleasant or very difficult to deal with:‘he's had a cow of a season’
- ‘It did work quite well once it was finally set up, but that it was a cow of a job to get there.’
- ‘It was a cow of a time on the Pyrenean roads of the Tour de France.’
- ‘The shooting with the Bren was rotten and on the whole I had a cow of a day as an instructor.’
- ‘It's a cow of an idea but it works.’
- ‘One of them has had a cow of a day.’
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.