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’
- ‘At the end of the day, the issue is your BIL, not your sister.’
- ‘We usually open family presents with my BIL, SIL and nephew on Christmas morning.’
- ‘On the way home my BiL phoned; my MiL is in hospital.’
- ‘Dinner was a great success despite me nearly strangling my BIL for phoning up to tell me how to cook the sprouts properly!’
- ‘Her BIL is a vegetarian.’
- ‘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.’
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.