Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He pulls up his shirt to reveal a bloodsucking creature attached to his belly.’
- ‘When outdoors, people are encouraged to use an insect repellant containing DEET, an active ingredient unequalled at keeping the bloodsucking pests at bay.’
- ‘Their bloodsucking bite can cause itchy red welts to appear on the skin of their victims.’
- ‘She agrees, then discovers her legs covered in bloodsucking leeches.’
- ‘The extent to which I hate bloodsucking ticks can hardly be described and I subject myself to intense and private scrutiny when I return home.’
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.