Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘When we all disembarked the PR man introduced me to the anoraked, bearded man.’
- ‘Tall, with long, Sixties-style hair and trendy dark shirts, he does not conform to the public stereotype of the anoraked maths professor.’
- ‘Spotted on Piccadilly: even geekier than a business man on a Segway, an anoraked man wearing a bicycle helmet.’
- ‘The hotel is in the thick of Inverness's scenic riverside bed and breakfast land, inhabited by bemused Dutch camper van drivers and anoraked American tourists struggling with umbrellas.’
- ‘When I lived in London, I passed through England's busiest railway station - Clapham Junction - on an almost daily basis, and without fail, there was always a handful of anoraked individuals with notepads doing a spot of light trainspotting.’
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.