Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A herring cured by salting and light smoking.
- ‘The smokehouse smokes anything that stands still for long enough; pheasant, ham hocks, bloaters, garlic, eel, sausages.’
- ‘Yarmouth bloaters soon acquired a national reputation and the town remained in the top ten until the later 18th cent.’
- ‘Around 1835 a new type of lightly salted, lightly smoked bloater was first made at Yarmouth.’
- ‘You can still get the famous Yarmouth bloater though.’
- ‘Many a person has gone away smiling after eating one of these red herring, bloaters or kippers.’
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.