Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘A lot of people say it is just the junkies and alkies, but it isn't, there's a lot of people my age involved.’
- ‘Then he decided he was too young to be an alkie, this wasn't alcoholism, this was making himself feel better.’
- ‘Aiming to be the most comprehensive source of vodka information on the Net, iVodka.com is the site for the erudite alkie.’
- ‘It's the additional bottle of schnapps for the alky who should be drying out.’
- ‘The sergeant advised letting it go because it was ‘just the alkies and the druggies fighting.’’
- ‘They give it Russian labels; but alkies just don't care’
- ‘I lived my childhood and teens constantly terrified that someone would find out that my mother was barking mad and an alkie to boot.’
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.