Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A simple hotel or guest house, particularly one in a rural area:‘fire officers inspected two budget accommodation houses in order to prevent another backpacker tragedy’
- ‘It was getting dark, so we stopped at the accommodation house at the Okarito Forks.’
- ‘The property, which is a temporary accommodation house from the Migrant Resources Centre, will be under fire watch overnight.’
- ‘They continued on to their respective accommodation houses, rather than going back to town.’
- ‘A proprietor, in this context, is any person by whom or on whose behalf the business of an accommodation house is carried on.’
- ‘The Summit Climb includes climbing the peak from the accommodation houses on each side of the mountain.’
- ‘The funds were to be used for the building of public accommodation houses and the supply of well water to travellers and their stock.’
- ‘In one case the guy's accommodation house burned (claiming lives) while he was in the cells.’
- ‘They are currently negotiating with surrounding accommodation houses in an attempt to provide additional capacity for the conference.’
- ‘Police were checking an accommodation house for clues.’
- ‘The big house became an accommodation house, named after the leader of the original Canterbury settlement.’
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.