Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Some 28 anxious abseilers braved the morning's early cold and fog to trade their office desks, chairs and telephones for ropes, harnesses and the satisfaction of meeting a challenge.’
- ‘I went down that chain like an experienced world champion abseiler.’
- ‘Yesterday abseilers from Leeds Climbing Wall were lowered into the well at the tower - the last surviving part of York Castle - to collect coins thrown in by visitors.’
- ‘The abseilers will descend the Walmesley Road side of the tower - but how far the drop is has yet to be revealed.’
- ‘The four month project involves 12 abseilers supplied by Web Access Engineering to carry out work up to 100 ft off the ground.’
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.