Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be in (or out of) favour with (someone):‘I want him in good odour again with his king’
- ‘The party does not want to be in bad odour with the United States again.’
- ‘Well, the only real explanation is that Britain is in very bad odour with the Greeks because of the Elgin Marbles.’
- ‘For a long time Lucas was in bad odour with military veterans.’
- ‘I made a point of arguing this case in the morning editorial meetings, and that put me in a very bad odour with Kevin Marsh, the editor.’
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.