Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a pair of thick socks worn for extra warmth in bed.
- ‘And they all stepped aside and there he was and I said thank god and I woke up sweating and cold, even with bedsocks on.’
- ‘And I've come to the conclusion that I can't live anywhere without a summer, I refuse to believe that wearing thick coats in August and bedsocks, like some 90 year old granny counts as summer!’
- ‘Ever since society stopped expecting those approaching 60 to put on bedsocks, a new generation of thirtysomethings have had to come to terms with fretting over their parents' irresponsible behaviour.’
- ‘Wear bedsocks at night if necessary.’
- ‘I wear bedsocks and warm my feet on one hot water bottle and my hands on the other.’
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.