Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inn or public house.
- ‘By the 1630s there was estimated to be one alehouse for every 89-104 inhabitants in England (and that doesn't count taverns and inns!)’
- ‘In England pubs were either inns, providing accommodation and food to wealthy travellers; or taverns, providing only wine and spirits to the local neighbourhood; or alehouses, selling only beer to a poorer clientele.’
- ‘One of his examples was the case of a brewer who sold kegs of beer to alehouses on credit but charged a price high enough to cover an interest charge and the risk of default.’
- ‘And now she was trembling on a hard mattress, awaiting the arrival of her rough bridegroom, who was currently drinking robustly in the raunchy portside alehouse in celebration of his fine fortune.’
- ‘It was his team that overcame every concern from planners and heritage guardians to create a brand new alehouse in the ancient English tradition.’
- ‘Mr Thomson said: ‘It will be a traditional alehouse, selling our full range of beers plus lagers, Guinness and so on.’’
- ‘The American tavern fulfilled the contradictory functions of the English tavern (transitory accommodation) and alehouse (promiscuous drinking).’
- ‘Like today, London had many inns and alehouses throughout it and drinking was as popular then as it is today!’
- ‘The licensing of alehouses and inns was the responsibility of justices of the peace.’
- ‘Court cases, for instance, are straightforward in revealing that violence, often murder, was frequently under the influence of alcohol, usually in taverns or alehouses.’
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.