Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘At lunchtime at St Peter's Primary School in East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, the children pile chopped tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce on their plates from the huge bowlfuls laid out every lunchtime.’
- ‘The other is a ruthless, self-serving dealmaker, a fat cat determined to have bowlfuls of cream.’
- ‘The light-brown bean and garlic dip tasted better than it looked… and we were soon asking for some more chips to finish off the bowlfuls.’
- ‘Additionally, I ruined it by spending the entirety of my meal making promises to myself of a tomorrow full of extra situps and a bowlful of lettuce for lunch.’
- ‘The chef does wonders with mussels - a pretty blue bowlful of more than a dozen as an appetizer, their plump insides bursting with seawater, their pool of cream sauce swimming with whole cloves of roasted garlic.’
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.