Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An appetizer consisting of oysters individually wrapped in bacon and served on toast.
- ‘Dinner eaten out in those days consisted of a starter, then fish, then meat, then a sweet, then savoury again, like herrings on toast, welsh rarebit or angels on horseback.’
- ‘Small items, often with fanciful names like ‘angels on horseback’, were thought to provide a suitable closing note to the meal and to aid digestion.’
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.