Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Bed and breakfast.
- ‘Mary operated her B. & B. venture at Convent Road, Claremorris for long years and many young gardai arriving in town spent their first few weeks being looked after by Mrs. Tuohy.’
- ‘The Irish Farmhouse Holidays Association is the oldest B. & B. Association in the country.’
- ‘Apparently in Norway the B. & B. business is not that well organised so Mary was able to give the Norweigan visitors some guidelines.’
- ‘This first time tourist experiment seems to be really working and for the seven farmhouse B. & B.'s it means they are busy in what might normally be a quiet time in June and September.’
- ‘The owner of the B. & B. is also enraged and cannot understand why the council put the cart before the horse by not providing a free car park in the town before introducing parking charges.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.