Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spell of cold weather at the time in early spring when the blackthorn flowers.
- ‘The white flowers occur before the leaves in what is invariably a bad spell of weather (blackthorn winter).’
- ‘A harsh winter was called blackthorn winter indicating associations with strength against adversity.’
- ‘The blackthorn winter of that particular April was like a metaphor for her whole life: for the end of glamour, financial security and marriage.’
- ‘This year we have definitely had a blackthorn winter in Northern England.’
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.