Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An exclamation made after delivering the punchline of a joke.
- ‘As Basil Brush used to say, ‘boom boom’!’
- ‘I've answered this question in some election hustings by saying I'd be the fish that swims against the tide… boom boom.’
- ‘Unfortunately, I have a conscience (although the band seem to have taken a day off for theirs - boom boom!).’
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.