Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The NHS retaliates by fining councils that leave "bed blockers" in hospital.’
- ‘Bed blockers fill acute wards again for lack of services to take them back into the community.’
- ‘The number of bed blockers in Leeds has plummeted from more than 120 18 months ago, to 40 in the autumn and 13 now.’
- ‘Over-65 s occupy almost two thirds of hospital beds and are often regarded as bed blockers.’
- ‘This allows us not to have bed blockers.’
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.