Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A female attendant or cleaner serving an officer in the British services.
- ‘I have a letter I wrote home describing a number of various nationalities of batmen (and batwomen).’
- ‘In 1941 batwomen were introduced to the RAF Officers Mess, but only after there had been some discussion as to whether it was all right for a batwoman to take an RAF officer his cup of tea in the morning!’
Second World War: from bat (see batman) + woman.
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.