Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- informal term for a.m.
- ‘In two days I am transferred at one in the ack emma to here.’
- ‘Their hours, which I strongly suspect to be irregular, are 10 in the pip emma to the same in the ack emma.’
- ‘I plan to spend ack emma hunting butterflies and pip emma reading my favorite American authors, Webster, Scudder, and Gray.’
- ‘On the other hand, I have a vision that this level of participation would involve an awful lot of bleary-eyed ol’ Dad having to stagger off to the pool at five ack emma.’
- ‘Friday night, 3 ack emma, Menna fell out of her bed onto the bedside table.’
Early 20th century: signallers' name for these letters.
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.