Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person's brother-in-law.‘my Gran's sister married her BIL’
- ‘Tragically, my sister passed away in 1997, and my BIL had the great good fortune of meeting, and falling in love with, a simply wonderful woman, whom he married in 2001.’
- ‘Dinner was a great success despite me nearly strangling my BIL for phoning up to tell me how to cook the sprouts properly!’
- ‘We usually open family presents with my BIL, SIL and nephew on Christmas morning.’
- ‘Her BIL is a vegetarian.’
- ‘At the end of the day, the issue is your BIL, not your sister.’
- ‘On the way home my BiL phoned; my MiL is in hospital.’
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.