Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who illicitly disinterred corpses for dissection, for which there was no legal provision until 1832.
- ‘For Rebus it is another opportunity to dwell, as he does often, on the bodysnatchers Burke and Hare.’
- ‘The famous bodysnatchers Burke and Hare were never charged with violation of sepulchre because they eventually resorted to murder as a way of finding bodies to sell.’
- ‘The Daily Express headline ‘Scandal of the bodysnatchers’ was inappropriate because there were no bodysnatchers.’
- ‘That is when they encounter the bodysnatcher.’
- ‘There are displays dedicated to the notorious Edinburgh bodysnatchers Burke and Hare, and cannibal Sawney Bean.’
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.