Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An employee who does general work in a hotel or bar.‘a bar useful had occasion to go over and require them to make less noise’
- ‘I was employed as a 'bar useful' looking after three of the bars and learning the ropes.’
- ‘He was on some occasions assisted by a bar-useful.’
- ‘He was harder to get chips and squashes off than the bar usefuls.’
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.