Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(384–322 bc), Greek philosopher and scientist.
A bottle:‘it was his fourth for the morning by the look of the three empty aristotles rolling around on the car floor’
- ‘Seein' as I knows 'ow y're partial to the stuff, I thought I brin' y' an Aristotle.’
- ‘He told the accused that he was going to arrest them. Regan said. "Oh, are you?" and called out. "Pass me an 'Aristotle.'"’
- ‘We make money from your empty Aristotles.’
- ‘We had a couple of pints and an Aristotle of wine and dinner.’
- ‘We got a couple of aristotles in the fridge, mum?’
- ‘I have several dozen aristotles of beer in the shed.’
- ‘There was a time when you could go to your local bottle shop and order an Aristotle of the amber fluid.’
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.