Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The bell-ringers of St James’ had that same day taken part in another county-wide act of appreciation and appeal.’
- ‘Another reason to feel distress about this matter is the effect it would have on the dedicated bands of bell-ringers who regularly practise this traditional art and help celebrate events such as weddings or christenings.’
- ‘There was a very real danger that the spire would collapse onto bell-ringers and those walking below.’
- ‘In the morning, when Congress assembled, the bell-ringer went to his post, having placed his boy below to announce when the Declaration was adopted, that his bell might be the first to peal forth the glad tidings.’
- ‘So Lori would run up ahead of us, trying to gain the coveted spot of bell-ringer and first soprano.’
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.