Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cook, typically one catering for shearers or other agricultural workers:‘the bait layer's eyes were like onions in a field of grey stubble’
- ‘For a joke, they will refer to their cook as "the bait-layer."’
- ‘Cooking for a number of people is a complicated business and anything to make the bait-layer's job easier should be done.’
- ‘Put him up aboard there and take him back to the bait layer.’
- ‘He was the Jewish Aboriginal bait-layer from backblocks Queensland.’
- ‘Hooroo, you Bait Layer! I'd need binoculars to even notice yer tiny lunch rations.’
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.