Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bus or coach used as a mobile operational centre during an election campaign.
- ‘Our open-top battlebus took to the streets on Saturday, and Paul has been enthusiastically greeted at meetings large and small throughout the borough.’
- ‘Gordon Brown is setting out in the Labour battlebus on Tuesday for the first of a series of pre-election tours.’
- ‘So, sisters, it's time to get the battlebus back on the road again.’
- ‘Liverpool also saw campaigners out in a battlebus, while on Camden's Maiden Vale estate leaflets were delivered door to door.’
- ‘Once politicians conducted whistle-stop tours of election hotspots - in the days when there were election hotspots - in trundling battlebuses.’
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.