Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A child's name for a lamb.
- ‘‘Vegetarians’ who eat fish are demi-vegetarians, i.e., they won't eat moo-cows or baa-lambs but they eat fish because there weren't any nice nursery rhymes about fish.’
- ‘He would be able to fit right in with all the other chaps admiring prams and nursery mobiles with the duckies and baa-lambs in the metrosexual male department at Myers.’
- ‘I only regret that I forgot to take my camera so you urban-dwellers could see the cruelty that they would like little baa-lambs to suffer.’
- ‘I'll have tea towel, dressing gown, false beard, toy baa-lamb under one arm.’
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.