Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He was given the job of collecting membership subs and within six years, as he sat his Edinburgh University finals, this anorakish young politico was emerging through the smoke of battle to become national secretary.’
- ‘While most folk could send you to sleep reciting their anorakish knowledge of grapes and wine, chances are they've drunk a thousand beers but wouldn't know a handful of hops from a bunch of Brussels sprouts.’
- ‘I guess many of us are secretive about pastimes, hiding interests from friends, colleagues and neighbours for the fear of being perceived as anorakish or odd.’
- ‘Astronomy used to be very anorakish but now is very user-friendly.’
- ‘Although the factory tour sounded a bit anorakish to me, it was actually pretty interesting.’
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.