Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘But the 38-year-old house husband proved he has an eye for a bargain by claiming a basketful of prizes worth thousands of pounds.’
- ‘A basketful of fruit is delivered to the centre every week.’
- ‘So of course they provided a whole basketful of them.’
- ‘I wonder if you would allow me to cash out my two items, as you have a basketful, I'll be done really quickly?’
- ‘With two workers in each group, the teams carry basketfuls of glutinous rice, which has already been soaked, to the workshop and its four cookers, where the rice is steamed.’
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.