Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The working masochists came off as bellyachers and had a penchant for making people listen to their workplace war stories.’
- ‘Humour is rarely absent from proceedings - though don't go looking for end-of-the-pier bellyachers.’
- ‘Margaret Thatcher was a famous bellyacher about the BBC and never more than when the imperial adventure on the Falklands was under scrutiny.’
- ‘The contractors I spoke with in Prince George, as in most cases, are not bellyachers.’
- ‘Played by Alexa Vega, her Julie comes across as a self-obsessed bellyacher who's as sharp as a mouse's belly.’
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.