Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions.
- ‘The qualification which the advocate-depute conceded, is, in our opinion, justified upon a different ground.’
- ‘After serving as an advocate-depute between 1983 and 1987, he was appointed solicitor-general.’
- ‘In 1861 he was appointed an advocate-depute, in which capacity he prosecuted cases on behalf of the crown.’
- ‘The advocate-depute could give us no reassurance on the point.’
- ‘If you have a stint as an advocate-depute, it stands you in good stead.’
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.