Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In the small town or extra-urban village, he hoped, women and children could be protected from the injurious influences of the city, with its bawdy houses, taverns, and pleasure gardens.’
- ‘The young women were charged with being inmates in a common bawdy house while the gents were charged as found-ins.’
- ‘‘Not going to happen,’ Jack answered calmly, ‘This isn't a bawdy house, you might keep them company but you don't go home with them.’’
- ‘We were going to look at… not just bawdy houses but the whole issue of solicitation, to look at reforming it.’
- ‘The District of Columbia, of course, was a garrison town and a transit point, with a plethora of saloons and bawdy houses to attract soldiers.’
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.