Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A room in a hotel or tavern where beer is served.
- ‘Prompted by a temperance movement, voters in 1955 were asked whether the local beer parlor should be thrown out.’
- ‘An old beer parlour and hotel sits downtown, and you can't turn a corner without finding a house of worship.’
- ‘They play it two or three times a week at Svejk, a pub fashioned in the style of a Czech beer parlour.’
- ‘It also encourages the proliferation of beer parlours and bars, both in public and private sectors, ostensibly for promoting tourism.’
- ‘It was not hard advice to follow when I was growing up because all of Ontario was then ‘dry‘and my home town was one of the last to allow the existence of a beer parlor.’’
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.