Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Household linen stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage.
- ‘In one corner you have easy-going bloke, all the time in the world for settling down and having kids; in the other you have borderline insane female who has a bottom drawer bursting with Baby Gap.’
- ‘It is a great idea for anyone who, like me, is getting married but has been living in sin for years and so has a bottom drawer full of towels, bedding, frying pans and cut glass.’
- ‘All the girls started their bottom drawers at the age of 13 and learned words like ‘elbow grease’ and phrases like ‘be seen and not heard’, ‘speak when you're spoken to’ and ‘a lady doesn't notice such things’.’
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.