Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hold in which a wrestler sits astride a prone opponent and pulls upwards on the opponent's legs.
- ‘‘Bill, what's the difference between a single-leg Boston crab and a double-leg Boston crab?’’
- ‘The masked wrestler is now in his fifties, and probably incapable of pulling off a Boston crab, but his site keeps alive the memory of British wrestling's most enigmatic star.’
- ‘As well as his special move, I was also treated to the delight of the camel clutch and the Boston crab.’
- ‘One could make the argument that fans simply lost interest in watching him win matches with Boston crabs.’
- ‘Chuck had applied a Boston crab at one point, but let go of one leg, and held a single leg crab.’
- ‘The difference is this: Put a kid in a Boston crab and he'll scream ‘uncle’ rather quickly and end up with little more than a sore back and bruised ego.’
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.