Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Said when encouraging someone to do something that they are hesitating to do:‘‘Go on, be a devil and stop being so staid!’’
- ‘The nights give way to live DJs playing hip-hop etc and serious party people, so instead be a devil, go to the bar and order a tray of six shots instead!’
- ‘But all this goodness doesn't mean you can't be a bit naughty, so go ahead, be a devil and order the individual chocolate fondue cake with vanilla ice cream.’
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.