Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cone-shaped tent supported by a central pole.
- ‘The remainder of that day was spent handing over to her sister ship HMS Bermuda and landing fresh equipment and stores, including numerous bell tents, which were soon erected to form small villages to house the homeless population.’
- ‘First used by British troops in the days of the Empire, the bell tent is a traditional means of shelter that has since been adopted by many other countries as a means of cheap and effective accommodation.’
- ‘I slept in a bell tent with about seven other Red Cross members.’
- ‘We slept in a bell tent and after my work was over went down into the forest for walks.’
- ‘We used to go camping every weekend at Hayfield in an ex-army bell tent, and my brother and sister took me on the protest that day.’
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.