Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An alcoholic drink of a reddish or pinkish colour, typically red wine mixed with lemonade or beer mixed with raspberry cordial:‘there'd be no more barmaid's blushes or gin cocktails’[mass noun] ‘a glass of barmaid's blush for me’
- ‘I calls for a double rum an' sinks it neat, while the toff is drinkin' a ladies' waist of barmaid's blush.’
- ‘A certain thing occurred just after he had a "barmaid's blush".’
- ‘I drank an insipid concoction called Barmaid's Blush.’
- ‘He could not have been drunk, because he swallowed nothing beyond a "barmaid's blush".’
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.