Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An anonymous telephone call, or one that is made to threaten, annoy, or harass its recipient.
- ‘This kind of depravity is also found among people who make blank calls, or whistle at pretty women, or throw garbage on cricket fields, or scribble graffiti on historic monuments.’
- ‘They made blank calls to our rooms in the wee hours of the morning to check that we were still in our hotel rooms and not out spying.’
- ‘And why haven't you been getting a blank call?’
- ‘This is why there are blank calls.’
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.