Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Stairs:‘he hasn't made it up those apples and pears in ten years’
- ‘If you would care to accompany me up the apples and pears I think I have what you are looking for.’
- ‘Thus the trouble and strife would walk down the apples and pears and along the frog and toad to use the public dog and bone.’
- ‘Does the Greater London Assembly issue directives on disabled access and suggest fitting elevators to replace apples and pears?’
- ‘He actually said ‘I fell down the apples and pears’ in the newspaper report.’
- ‘I'll watch that one before climbing the apples and pears!’
- ‘Id better go down the ‘apples and pears’ and put the kettle on to make some tea.’
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.