Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inflatable mattress.
- ‘So then I thought about the air bed that my mom bought once.’
- ‘Sometime between now and Tuesday we need to go over to the camping store in Carmarthen or perhaps in Swansea to buy either air beds or roll-up foam mattresses for our nomad night in Lincolnshire.’
- ‘It's like inflating an air bed when you go camping.’
- ‘A large number of relief supplies donated by the public for earthquake victims were discovered there, including television sets, heaters, gas ovens, refrigerators, quilts and air beds.’
- ‘Many air bed pumps are not that well made and have a tendency to fail at the worst times.’
- ‘Although you could bring your own bedding, you can rent everything from bedside tables to air beds to sleeping bags, although they advise prebooking the extras.’
- ‘Our six days camping at the Galmpton Touring Park cost us the princely sum of £48 for the tent, air beds and sleeping bag included, £57 for the pitch.’
- ‘Easy to use handheld controls and a state of the art ultra-quiet air inflation system allow each sleeper to quickly adjust the firmness of their side of the air bed to the perfect comfort level, with just the touch of a button.’
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.