Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The archaically worded patent - for an ‘information handling system and terminal apparatus’ - makes passing reference to links within the ‘remote terminal’ network that you might remember as Prestel.’
- ‘I'm self employed, a good chunk of my clients still - archaically - pay by cheque.’
- ‘Classical Victorian evolutionism regarded the archaically living Tasmanian Aborigines - who were dying out before their very eyes - as the living representatives of the early Stone Age.’
- ‘But archaically the ladies' menus don't show prices.’
- ‘Tina explains that turnkey archaically means jailer and holder of the keys.’
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.