Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It was all fairly cruisey, lots of slowing and speeding as you would expect, but no bingles that I saw.’
- ‘The race will be at a sensible hour on Sunday, so we can all watch it on the big screen at Shenanigans at 7 p.m. Don't be late, or you'll miss the now customary first corner bingles!’
- ‘Two injured in bottle shop bingle’
- ‘Despite my tramping on the brake, a crash - I hate ‘bingle’ - was inevitable.’
- ‘Stewart exploits late bingle: Tony Stewart passed Kevin Harvick with 10 laps left to win the Indianapolis NASCAR race today.’
1940s: diminutive of dialect bing ‘thump, blow’. Compare with bing.
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.